The weather has finally warmed up enough here that I can open the windows in my house! The warm up is especially great in my studio. Over the winter I’m either freezing or fumigating myself (I choose freezing, by the way).
My studio has been a work in progress over the last few months (and still is). It’s the spare bedroom in our house and houses all of my writing, crochet, woodworking, and painting supplies. Lately, my fiance and I have been making some upgrades, such as a drying rack for the paintings, and a “tool” chest to store all of my paints and brushes.
These two investments have made it much easier to set up and clean up. That makes painting most evenings a lot more doable, and a lot more enjoyable. As such, I’ve spent a lot more time working on my different painting techniques, from practicing clouds until I get them just right, to branching out into other layering techniques (more on that coming up this Saturday).
My favorite paintings from this past month are these two:
In other news, I’ve started dabbling in making my own frames, the first of which will hopefully be done within a the week. I’ve also been working on some painted maps for my stories (featuring a cartographer, you can read more about that (and other literature-related things) here – under my maiden name).
All in all it’s been a fairly eventful month in the realm of art. I’m looking forward to another month of equal activity!