I’ve never liked January

by martin davis artist

Last year – or was it the year before? time just merges into one at the moment – I mended my studio roof. A slow leak had been gradually destroying the lining and making its presence felt so I tore out the lining and stopped the leak. Job done!? Well no actually. I went out into the studio earlier today to discover this;

a rather wet preparation table area. Despite my best efforts previously the intense rainfall we’ve just experienced had found a way through, fortunately it had missed any works in progress (these have regrettably, but perhaps fortunately, been few since my wife suffered a fall in early December forcing me to shut up shop earlier than usual for Christmas and be her carer).

Ironically I had already made the decision to replace the studio when Covid hit us. I have been waiting for slightly easier times before I order one. Anyway I am now faced with a few options, abandon this studio and work elsewhere, spend money on repairs for something that will be taken down in the near future, or bring forward my plans and replace now – something I’m reluctant to do until the situation eases and vaccination reduces the risk for all of us. Or I suppose stop work!!?! What?

What to do? Hoping for drier weather soon I will keep you posted,

In the meantime this is what I was working on when this little disaster struck:

This is one of my first WIPs in acrylic for some time. I am continuing to try to find a style that suits me when using acrylic – not my usual preferred medium. We will see how this develops.

See more of my finished work on my personal website – https://martindavisartist.co.uk