Tomorrow I start my time as a Visiting Artist at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. If you are able to visit this week, I will be in the studio everyday except Friday 4th July. I have spent all day sorting out work to take with me and found one of the knitting girls that I made during my time there last summer.
I have been working out how to build up drawings on primed wood and then keep then there. I am quite hopeful that I may get this to work.
Below is the first stage of the next drawing that I have underway. I have prepared the first layer of the drawing by just drawing on the primed wood with pencil. Next I will fix it with matt spray varnish, add some white acrylic, a layer of thin shelac and then more drawing.
I will be a Visiting Artist at the Torpedo Factory from the beginning of July to the end of August in studio 333 on the third floor.
I am busy working on some automata inspired by the Victorian Music Hall and Pantomime.