Friday, July 17, 2009
My Little Studio
Today, I thought I'd share my little garage studio with you. It's about 340 sq. ft, ( a regular two -car garage minus space taken up by household junk) which is a far cry from what I used to have, but hey, at least I have some dedicated space. I've lived in tiny apartments where we had trouble doing anything without getting paint all over ourselves. This works pretty well for now.
My lighting over my main easel is a combination of 6500K flourescent tubes (eight of them) and several halogens on a track. It's a little too warm and in need of adjusting.
I have a door table in the middle of the studio on which I do flat work, making panels, framing, etc. When I have to use my power tools, I just drag them out to the driveway. Beats picking out sawdust from wet paintings!
Requisite coffee. Against the wall is another door table, on which I have a small joiner and various framing paraphernalia.
My palette. 16 x 20 inch glass surface.
The tableau that I built. It's a prototype. I'm building a slightly bigger one, with 16 x 26 inch palette, and side trays customized to how I use my tools.
The wall. In front are some kitchen cabinets that I took out of my kitchen. I didn't like the looks of 'em in my kitchen.
In the corner is my vertical rack, already full and overflowing. I really need to go through 'em and get rid of half the stuff in there...
More storage. Most of these are small floaters.
My new portable AC! Thanks to Janette's suggestion, I can now work without feeling like a rotisserie chicken.
Another view of the framing table stuff. See the beautiful seascape hanging on the wall? That's a painting by my friend Erik Tiemmens, who's got more talent in his pinky than most of us in our whole bodies. This painting usually occupies a much nicer wall inside the house, but I was studying it recently so it's currently among my junk. Sorry Erik!
As you can see, I live in Anysuburb USA.
My flat work table is made with two doors separated by a few 1 x 2's. Makes for a quick flat file.
Underneath it are my two Pelican boxes, which I use to pack all my plein air gear when flying to a location. Keep my equipment safe when they're throwing my luggage around at the airports. The plastic tub contains old clothes which I cut up to use as painting rags. Ain't nothin like worn cotton!
Skye's push cart. She likes to push it around in the studio, bumping into paintings and easels.
One last look. The laptop is my stereo, plus sometimes I use it to display reference photos. I prefer my reference pics on paper usually.
Thanks for visiting my studio~ I'd love to see your workspace too. If you have a blog, how about uploading some studio images and letting me know?? David? I know you've got a killer space! Share!
Posted by Terry at 11:58 AM