14 April 2013: post-sabbatical work in a smaller studio … day ps1

A post-modern full stop indeed.

On 6 March I wrote about a Prince’s Drawing School class and since then, silence.

As Jonathan, whose studio I was using, said drily on his return from L.A., only I could torpedo my own Sabbatical. What happened is that I spent the last three weeks of my studio time applying for a job, then returning home to make decisions and to tell the Art Department after I decided to take the post.

London obviously felt like the right place to work and I am going to be Director of Art & Design at St Paul’s Girls’ School from September. Two apostrophes rather than one to deal with.  London and its galleries and people, no GCSE Art, a day school and a very short email address compensate somewhat. I am looking forward to working there very much. Ideas abound.

Back to the art ….

As a homage to Bonnard and in an atypically efficient bout of creativity, I have cut up my big studio wall drawing, which has already delivered two-and-a-half paintings and now have this set of stimuli to work up compositions from, probably with rollers of bright colours initially. Three of these are familiar, having been made into paintings, but in their new isolated state, I am now keen to paint from them again, in my smaller studio at home to try and establish continuity between the ‘on working in the studio’ work and the ‘post-sabbatical work in a smaller studio’ work.

My Big Draw:

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2 thoughts on “14 April 2013: post-sabbatical work in a smaller studio … day ps1

  1. Wonderful! Thank you for telling us your good news. I was beginning to feel like a mushroom – kept in the dark and fed on ……… congratulations and I hope you will be very happy at St.Paul’s Girls’ school – thanks to you I am still really enjoying using rollers with my oils on large pieces of paper – great for beginning with colours and layering at later stages – haven’t tried them on canvas yet.

    Hope you and Jenny are well and had a happy Easter.

    Love Penny

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