Winter Days at the Studio

I am now fully ensconced in my new studio on Germain Street, Caleb is manning the gallery on Duke Street, and the winter days are slipping by. With Caleb at the gallery, my studio time is becoming more and more productive and focussed. So it seems, anyway. February could easily throw an unproductive wrench into my self-congratulations. Winter is such a perfect nap season. 

On the go: I am working on an upcoming solo exhibition at Argyle Fine Art in Halifax in early spring, and the first issue of the Jones Gallery Quarterly is about to be delivered to the post office. Also on the easel this month: paintings of Portland, Maine.

The door to my loft studio on Germain Street. I claimed it with my paint apron. 

The door to my loft studio on Germain Street. I claimed it with my paint apron. 

Teatime at the studio. 

Teatime at the studio. 

This new studio is largest working area I have ever had, triple the size of the gallery (and former studio space). I'm looking forward to working on some large paintings here. I'm planning some big ones for my upcoming show at the Saint John Arts Centre in September. 

Some work in progress for Argyle Fine Art and an upcoming exhibition in April.

Some work in progress for Argyle Fine Art and an upcoming exhibition in April.

I've also been working on some photos and sketches from a recent trip to Portland, Maine. They have some great alleys and fire escapes and power lines. 

Detail of 36"x24" in progress.

Detail of 36"x24" in progress.

Detail of 36"x24" in progress.

Detail of 36"x24" in progress.

Palette, sometimes the most interesting bit.

Palette, sometimes the most interesting bit.