Studio and Technique
This is where it all happens! My studio is north facing as the light is better for mixing accurate colour. The lighting in the studio is from two daylight bulbs which make for a cooler hue and helps mix colour on a winter evening.
As I work quickly, often using a palette knife, it can get pretty messy, so my lovely wooden floor has a protective mat, and the desk has a clear plastic cloth on it. I try to keep painty things in tubs to contain any spillages (or tops not on properly!).
Recently I've created a comfy corner where I can think, get inspiration from the many arty books I inherited from my dad, as well as cast a critical eye over my work.
I spend a fair amount of time in the planning stage, deciding what to show and why. I underpin and draft in acrylic paint working from my photographs in the studio. The actual painting in oil occurs fairly quickly over a few days, so that the paint remains wet throughout, and it will stay on the drying racks for anything up to six months. When a piece is sold or exhibited it’s varnished and framed if required.
All images and paintings © Ginny McDermott - Cheshire Artist