We’ve started making progress turning the little studio next to the large painting studio into a woodshop, clearing out paintings that were being stored there and moving carpentry equipment in. Tomorrow we’ll build work benches along one of the walls and set up some of the smaller equipment ready for use, then we’ll wait for a while until we have the old sink and kitchen cabinets removed so we can make another wall of work benches. We have an excellent table saw and chop saw, so relatively soon we should be able to turn out panels and stretcher bars with great ease.Â
It turned into a very practical day, in fact. I stretched three more canvases over plywood for the tarot paintings, so I hope to start work on Fortitude, the Empress and the Star fairly quickly. I don’t anticipate Justice or the Sun taking a huge amount of time to finish, although obviously the Sun will lag behind Justice. I haven’t gessoed anything yet, so I’ll have to get that started tomorrow.