Last time I was in the studio was December 26th. Since then, I've been to southern Spain for a week, Paris for nearly three weeks, returned to the USA, lost one of my dear cats to a sudden illness, went into mourning for more than a week, and finally got back into the studio on February 3rd. The first thing I did was to try an acrylic varnish on one of the smaller (12" x 12") paintings;
If it dries inconspicuously (that is, without any visible ridges), I will use it to seal the surface on all the paintings, to make sure the collage elements can't get damaged.
I have a studio visit from a big gallery coming up soon, so I also started painting the edges of the series of paintings on panel that I made over the last two years:
Black, of course.
This is my studio blog. I also have another blog, Praeterita, which contains more general art-related posts.