As today is meant to be the hottest day of the year I decide to vacate the studio and head to the woods with my sketch book. I need to keep an eye on the ash trees before the deadly ash dieback disease takes them all away.
I can’t escape completely as there is work to be done on the beech etching plate. As it is a steel plate it needs intensive cleaning and preparation before storing it away again until next time the leaf paper is ready. I can at least open the doors and windows to clear out the white spirit fumes!
Then its off to the framer to collect work for the next exhibition!