Monday, October 15, 2012

Dry spells... glad when they are over - sometimes!

Larger Studio Space

Whew! It has been over a month since my last post, and no painting either. The good news is the garage ceiling is insulated, and the studio equipment is moved into the larger space.

It isn't fancy or modern and there are no windows for natural light, but it is functional and has everything I need to work. It is lit with daylight bulbs (5700+K), has storage for supplies and still-life props, and room for more than one easel. Even enough space for a seated model if the opportunity presents itself.

I use a small heater to warm the space - then it and holds a steady comfortable temperature. There is a large old desk where I will set up a monitor for viewing reference materials, drawers for filing, and an arm lamp. Under the vinyl is a foam pad recycled from my equine days that will make it more comfortable for standing.

The other half of the garage is almost cleared out for even more room, and more shelves if I should need it. Still have a few things to do - like mounting a mirror but all in all I am happy, happy, happy and ready to paint!


  1. Wow! I am jealous, such a nice space to create in. Great job, looking forward to many new paintings from you.

  2. This is great and well planned. How exciting for you and may you produce many masterpieces in your new studio.

  3. Thanks for the comments. I am finding that all new things take some adjustments. Since the lighting is a bit different in the new space, I am exploring the best spot for my easel and setup and may need to acquire some different spot lighting. I know it will all settle down soon.