Monday, September 27, 2010

Henry's Studio

Sorry for my tardiness in finishing up the Jailbird Adventures. Somewhere in the last couple of weeks I committed to doing a portrait painting at the studio of my friend Henry Wingate. It has taken up almost all of my bonus time.

Henry’s Studio is one of the finest painting studios I know of. It’s high ceilinged with a massive north-facing window and it has a little loft for frame-making and banging together other wooden artifices. It even has a big stone fireplace. Part gallery by default, dozens of portraits and still life paintings line the walls and, to top it off, the building is situated in some very lovely countryside.

The drawback? It’s an hour’s drive from my house.

I have one more session to go and hopefully I’ll be able to post a picture of the portrait here.