This has been quite a week, including an unexpected visit to the hospital for a little investigation into my heart that turned out well, showing that my ticker is strong and pretty much ok for now. I’ll spare the details, but the doctor was alarmed by my extremely high cholesterol and shortness of breath, so things got a little exciting.

Regardless of the outcome of these adventures (which are still not over) I’ve been unable to spend any significant time in the studio, with the exception of finding a morning to add some background work that will become more substantial with a couple of glazes and some more detail. I’ve added more jasmine and used a Raw Umber and white to create a light grey series of leaf shapes without any detail, over the top of the previous darker layer. On the positive side, the painting’s had plenty of time to dry thoroughly, so I can work at any point on the surface without worrying about moving paint that I already laid down.

It’s good to be back in the studio. To work!

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