Boy, it is cold outside. The last few nights the lows have been in the single digits and the highs in the teens, so I am happy to be indoors in the studio. I bought a little ceramic heater to warm my feet but otherwise I am comfortable.
I worked a few days on the pastel for this Tudor entryway. I was unable to totally spray the fixative on it because I am forced to do it indoors, in another room, due to the frigid temperatures. It is VERY stinky and not good to inhale, but if I waited for warm enough weather, it would be a while. So I just put a little on to start the color pop.
I am not quite satisfied with the tree in the upper left. It has not imbued the drawing with the coziness that I wanted and I need to to rework it somewhat. I also think I need to go back in and redefine some areas with the pen and perhaps deepen the contrasts. I will let it sit for a day or two and add what is needed. There is a warm up forecast, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed I can go outside.
I am continuing my research on making the tiles and I hope to be able to get to them within the month. There are a lot of conflicting opinions on the net and I want to be able to make the right decision.