Thursday, September 15, 2016

A New Studio Space

Now that my husband and I have (sort of) settled into our new home (there are still lots of boxes to unpack), I thought I would post a photo of my new studio.

The space is divided into three zones: the active studio, the library, and the computer area. This is not a huge room, but it does allow for some separation for the different work tasks.

New Studio
The picture ledges are aluminum trays made to hold chalk or markers.  They are light in weight but super strong, and they are easily attached to the walls using screws into the studs behind the wall board.  The trays do NOT come with any holes in them for mounting, but a 3/8" drill with a steel bit easily drills through the aluminum.  This way you (or your handy person) can locate the screw holes where the studs are in the wall.  I purchased the aluminum trays online from http://mywhiteboards.com/almatr.html

I wanted to have picture ledges that were continuous along the wall, and I also wanted them to be simple and sort of blend into the background so that the art sitting on the ledge could be the focus of attention.  Any wooden picture ledges I found or thought about making would have been much heavier, requiring stronger attachments, than these aluminum trays needed.  I'm very pleased with how they turned out.

A rolling tool chest houses the majority of my painting stuff - brushes, paints, etc.  I shamelessly borrowed this idea from Carol Marine who is one of my favorite contemporary artists.

An inexpensive rolling "trolley" from a beauty supply chain holds my palette and can be easily moved around the room.  A clamp-on lamp is attached to a tripod stand and provides plenty of light for artwork. The easel is made up of a camera tripod and the Guerrilla No. 17 Flex Easel. A panel holder is set in the Flex Easel to hold the small boards I use.

Other pictures will be coming to show the rest of the studio, but for now, I need to get painting!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Back at it Fall 2016

We have spent the past year preparing to move from our Denver area home. This journey is nearly complete, and I will be setting up my new studio over the next couple of months.

I'm looking forward to getting back to painting soon.

Explore your world and paint what you love!