Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Moving of my studio is complete.

I have moved all my work into the new studio, even this piece (from a study I did in Florence) which is seven feet by four and 3/4 ft. It is a little bit too big for the space though.

I also have moved all of my paints, brushes, easels, my painting table, computor etc. into the unit. I have enough space to work, although with the lower ceiling I may have difficulty working on the larger canvases. I have less room to display finished paintings, but no-one will be coming in to look anyway. I have all the works stacked up against one side wall of the studio. I will create a rack for them later. I also moved my bookcase and books in while I was at it, in fact as soon as I connect the studio for electricity it will be ready for me to paint in. I accomplished all this by rigging a temporary platform into the studio. I have removed it again though as I used borrowed materials to do it. I hope to do the permanent job over the next week or two, but I can get into the unit by stepping across the gap in the meantime. I am looking forward to getting stuck in to work soon, but after the last few days I need a break, so I will take a day off tomorrow.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Getting there...

I have cleared out my studio, but I am unable to get all the contents into the new one. I still need to get a walkway into it...
I have all stored in the Conservatory at the moment, meanwhile I have painted the inside of the studio with white emulsion, just to give it a clean fresh look.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I am in the middle of packing

up my studio. There is a lot of it to do, apart from the paintings, and there are a lot of those, there are all my sketches and studies, my easels, paint, brushes, coffee machine, radio, computer, paperwork,press-cuttings, books,(lots of these) bits and pieces collected for paintings and future use.....I am going to have to sort out some of the surplus items I don't know where all the bits are going to go. I am going to leave the desks, and just bring my paint table with the pull-out leaf for my palette and my bookcase.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My studio is now in place

I still have to do work around it though. The tree to the left will need pruning back a bit. I need to build a bit of a porch in front to allow access to the door. I also need to connect a reinforced electric cable from the hous into the cabin. I will probably paint it green too. I will start planting around the edges with creeping/climbing plants to soften the edges and I will build window boxes for the front in the spring.

I have done a small, adjusted photo in paint to give an idea of the size behind the tree. Another gives an idea of what I may do for access

Iam looking forward to moving in.

Friday, October 19, 2007

My new Studio

is almost ready, the groundworks have been completed. The Portacabin arrives at 8am in the morning, and hopefully will be in position by 10 am. I will take a pic tomorrow and try to upload it. I then need to organise the bridge to get into the studio....hmmmm

Here is a not-to-scale plan of our garden, with the proposed position of the studio. The Garden is 65 feet by 26 approximately for scale.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Preparing for my new studio

I have been clearing the shrubbery at the back of my garden, ready for my new studio to arrive.(Hopefully this weekend) I have still to build the footings for the Portacabin, which will sit against the wall and project over the pond by about 4 feet. I had an earthen bank behind the pond also which I am in the process of removing with a shovel. It's hard work!. My studio will be twenty by ten feet, or 6 X3.3 meters. Not particularly big, but it will suffice, and, as it is going to be a "vandal-proof" portacabin it will be totally secure. The Dog managed to get herself into the photo again, but at least she gives a little perspective to the photo. The pond is 18 feet by 15 feet incidently so I will still be left with with about 14X15 feet of water surface visible, and the over-hang will give the fish more cover too.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A small paper study.

This is a 'small work on paper'. It is a view from Tunisia, 16 X 12 inches, acrylic on paper, and has gone to Belgrade, Serbia, for an International Exhibition of small works. The horizon looks crooked in the photo, but the paper was still wet and crinkled when the photo was taken. You will also notice it has a bit of 'fish-eye' lens to it also, but it gives a good over view of the painting.

I am still organizing for my new studio, but I hope to have it soon.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Welcome to my new blog

I am back again, and I will be posting my art as I work on it shortly. I am back from Tunisia, I was participating in this festival . If you follow the link you will find photos from the festival.

I am in the process of moving studio at the moment so I will not be creating much art in the coming weeks, but I will show some ideas and paintings as I pack up all from my current studio.

Meanwhile, here are some of my paintings in Tunisia...

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I accidently deleted http://www.artbygreglong.blogspot.com totally...ergo here I am again as greglongartist.blogspot.com.