It has been a long time since I posted here, but I have not quit painting in the meantime. I hope I have improved somewhat over the years. I feel as if I have moved in the right direction. My goal was always to be a little looser. I want it to be an impression of "something" but also need the subject to be identifiable.
I now have a place to indulge my passion.
We had downsized from our home to a condo, we had two bedrooms, and I had an area in the second bedroom, where I had my easel set up. One day my husband came across a new town home development that we went to have a look at, and when they said "flex room" I saw "studio" and I was sold. We just moved into the town house, this spring, and the last thing I set up was my art room, I always save the best for last. I knew it was where I would want to be all the time.
The lighting is not great, it's down in the garage area.. BUT..as most of you can appreciate, it's mine. It's so nice to have my space set up so I can pop down for a few minutes or a few hours. I have to admit I am even guilty of popping down there in the middle of the night, when I can't sleep, just to see how my painting is doing. The entrance hall into my studio is where I have been hanging my work. When I come in, I am greeted by bright and cheerful colors and it never fails to inspire me and brighten my day. Lots of wall space in the little studio area to fill...coming soon!!!
This is a new addition, that my grandson made for me. I have it propped up on an old display easel right beside my working easel, and it makes it so handy to grab a color....and then to put it back, helps to keep things organized. I buy a lot of my paints in Mexico and the tubes are all the same color. So this saves scrambling through a pile of paints to find the right "red". All it is is a Board, with small nails in it and then I hang the tubes of paint with binder clips. But it is invaluable to me. I have one of these in Mexico as well, but I have it set on a shelf a ways away from where I work..this is so much handier.