Brief Update

I decided that it would be a good idea to publish a little update post in order to keep everyone informed and up to date with the latest; also to remind myself that I still have a blog to keep alive.

On the 18th of May I passed my driving test and a week later got my first car, so I’ve been spending a lot of time driving about and getting used to the car, as well as visiting places that previously required a long hog on a bus. It’s a totally liberating feeling accompanied by a great sense of achievement; before long I’ll be getting myself into a weekly life drawing class which has been on the agenda for a long time.  

On the downside I have temporarily lost my studio as it has currently become a bedroom for my sister-in-law and therefore this has got in the way of my painting schedule; with that said though it is only temporary and I’ll soon be back at the easel where I belong and finishing off the Ruins Project.

The worst of it is that I had just got myself into a well disciplined routine of work, working on a few pieces at once and actually getting somewhere with it. In a fortnight or so things should be back to how they were and better; it has helped in a strange way because I’m hungrier than ever to get into my sanctum sanctorum and create.

My fortnightly Morning Coffee has also suffered lately but will be returning Friday 10th June and revamped; I’ve got some great ideas for content and I’m looking forward to getting back into that.

Anyway that’s about it as far as updates go, I’ll be back with a post soon and hopefully some new artwork.

Until then, take care!

JGlover

Ruins Project – Update I

I thought that as it has been a couple of weeks since my last post for the Ruins project it would be  good idea to give an update on the current state of affairs.

The canvas is prepared and I have transferred my image onto it using the grid method to size it up to fit; I have given the canvas a yellow ochre wash over the charcoal lines as well; so all in all it is ready for starting the painting.

I’m at a bit of a stale mate with the colour palette I wish to use, whether to go for a normal daylight landscape, or whether to turn the piece into a nocturne which I think will make the scene a lot more interesting.

I’ve also had a commission piece to work on so that has been why I haven’t jumped straight into the painting yet because once I start, I don’t want to keep stopping; the commission piece I’m working on I will publish the progress of in this Friday’s Morning Coffee post.

I will be commencing the work on the Ruins Project next week so I’ll have a new post with some more progress to show by either the end of next week or the beginning of the following, thanks for stopping by and take care!

JGlover