The ceiling is done! 🙌 It was intense, lots of stretching and neck craning. But its done! There’s a few tiny gaps, like in this pic, that I’ll keep for the character but there’s a few big gaps that I need to caulk and fix up a little, from where the wood has been warped by 100+ Carolina summers. But it’s done! Next up is the walls. Then the trim. Then the windows and doors. Then the floor. AND THEN I’ll be done with this room.
I wanted to try a new watercolour sketchbook I bought recently for my plein-air painting. I did a simple sketch this time with my lightweight Holbein set in a style similar to concept-art works found in Studio Ghibli art-books.
I painted this based on a photo of a tea house located in a Japanese garden belonging to a hotel located near my house (It’s a shame I can not paint there). You can see the painting process in the making-of video but to make things short I did not like how the paper worked with the watercolours really much. In the end to “save” the picture I decided to use ink on top of the watercolours to give it a little bit of depth.
This has to be my all-time favourite Essential Mix., it’s just sublime. He really builds the mix up from avant-guard hip hop to spaced out trance/techno to full on stomping techno. Laurent Garnier is truly a master on the decs, and this would have been a vinyl mix back then. Always dig this one out at least a couple of times a year since 2000.