Yesterday we got into F8. It felt good to get into the studio and to be active in getting it ready for the Degree Show. We are lucky really as the walls and floor are in pretty good condition and apart from a very pronounced blue streak of paint and some loud splash marks, there is little to challenge a good coat of fresh white paint.
The lift goes to the 1st floor. The studio and its neighbour are then reached by a couple of flights of stairs. These stairs were painstakingly and slowly trod with heavy loads as the trolly which eased the burden of transporting paintings from the 'holding' space on the ground floor had to be parked and unpacked at the 1st floor level.
The new panels on which Anna's work is to hang were undercoated. All problematic areas scoured and primed so today's work will be easier. It was warm in the studio as expected though the sun was out and it was an altogether better day than the one that has greeted me this morning. I look forward to seeing how the light will sit on all our work.
I had time to reflect yesterday on where my work will go. The pieces created specifically for under the window are easy. The rest less so. The wall is high and the lower portion interrupted by doorways and where the sink will be blocked in. Lots to consider, so many permutations but I must get it right.
Carol E Duff