STILL TO BE FINISHED
Last month I was back in London to paint at the Cass Art flagship store in Islington. Downstairs is the Cass Art Space and I was painting on the glass wall of this gallery.
Being in a shop meant that I was working INDOORS, and let me tell you, the novelty and luxury of that has still not worn thin. There was fresh water ON TAP, a clean toilet available to use anytime, heating, a roof, a sense of security for both body and belongings and some fancy little extras like a table to put my materials on and a kettle. Occasionally I’d take a 5 minute break to have a sit down (on a chair!) and the sum of all of the above made for the least exhausting mural to date. I pray for more indoor commissions in the future. Occasionally I’d take a 5 minute break to have a sit down (on a chair!) and the sum of all of the above made for the least exhausting mural to date. I pray for more indoor commissions in the future.
Of course some problems still occurred, but I was able to assess them with a cup of tea and less rain threatened despair. The main learning was that despite tempered glass appearing to be entirely clear, it often actually contains a tint or coating and so colours looked drastically different on the one side of the glass to the other.
The reverse looked bright and vibrant, but when viewed from the front the colours were dull and muted.