This is what it looks like this week in Philadelphia. My studio is on the second floor of a building without air conditioning. So I've moved lots of my drawing supplies to my office downtown. I'll be working on smaller drawings while I wait for the heat to break. I'm just afraid that won't be until September.
Working on a series of new drawings. These are the some of the objects that are defining the landscape. I'm drawing at home and downtown lately because the art studio is inhospitable. I can get alot more work done when I don;t drip sweat on the paper.
I'm hoping to have a dozen drawings completed by end of next week. They are coming along well. They use the cosmic strings approach.
My first day in the studio in weeks. I spent most of the time just cleaning up the dirt that covers the place when the BIG fans go on. The fans ran all day while I was there. I cleaned, organized some work.
I unwrapped some framed pieces that had come back from the All About Trees show; looking for where they could reside next. I drank so much water one would think I would float away. I have a thermometer to check the temp so I don't become oblivious and forget to hydrate.
As you may have noticed there was a flurry if activity at the end of May. But June has been too HOT to work. I have tried to be in my studio. I just can't do it. Last weekend I went in to show some work to another artist and you just couldn't be in the space. It was 80 degrees inside at 8 am and I'm on the second floor.
Don't be fooled by the lows... that's with 80 percent humidity.
I just can't work in that heat. I sweat on the paper. Ick. And the humidity curls everything up.
A quick shot of a group of horizontal drawings. Two of the drawings are from the winter and a new series of spring drawings was started before I got sick. I haven't been able to get into the studio for over two weeks. I had this thing that kept me in bed. March blew by and April hasn't been nearly as productive as I had hoped.