Hooray! Yesterday marked the completion of repairs and remodel to my studio. As I posted previously, we returned from our senior citizen semester abroad to discover that my studio floor was rotted and caving in. I’ve been offline for a few weeks making the repairs. While I had it torn up I decided to upgrade the lighting, add a couple of fixtures, paint the ceiling and walls, and install a laminated faux wood flooring. An artist’s work is never done!
At only 85 square feet I don’t have much to work with, but I’ve made it “cosily workable.” I now have 3 easels set up – one each for oil, watercolor, and acrylic. The work table is for sketching, block printing, monoprinting, or painting very large watercolors. In one corner I have a soft chair in which I can set back and contemplate all three easels to plan my next steps. Storage is on shelves on the walls. One wall (the most accessible to the easels) holds paint, brushes, solvents, and other active painting supplies. The wall behind the door has papers, reference materials, and items to use in still lifes. A closet holds blank paper and canvas as well as finished paintings. No, there isn’t much floor space. However, I can step back about 6 feet from each easel. That’s not as far as I would like to review my painting, but it’s all I can get in such a small space. I would post a picture, but the room is so small I can’t get a decent shot.
Now it’s time to get painting!