The studio is also my sanctuary a place to get away and relax. So I've got a lounge chair, favorite books in easy reach, stereo for tunes and my favorite geranium that came in for the winter. I took these photos in the evening so the shade is down but during the day the window brings in some nice sunlight in the afternoon.
I don't think a studio tour would be complete if I didn't introduce you to Maggie, my border collie and studio mascot. She is responsible for all those hairs I have to tediously remove from wet paintings! Gotta love those ears though!
There's never enough storage in my house and the studio is no exception. However, these nifty baker's racks can hold quite a bit of stuff. Boxes and baskets hold various tools of the trade, paints, varnishes, brushes, pastels, drawing pencils, sketchbooks, paper, etc. Then there's always finished paintings and frames, frames and more frames. There's a small alcove just to the left of the storage shelves as you enter the studio and that's where my desk, laptop, printer and phone are. Just to the left of my easel there's a washroom with a slop sink that makes cleaning up very convienient. While not as grand as some other artists studios, this modest space fits my needs and feels like home to me!
Below I've uploaded a short video/slideshow showing you my studio plus my top 10 favorite daily paintings of 2007!
Studio Tour Holiday Sale
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Strawberry Swirl, oil, 6x8, $60 + $5 s/h
Rows of Sunflowers, oil, 6x8,
Mouse, oil, 6x8, $60 + $5 s/h
Clouds and Coast,oil, 6x8, $60 + $5 s/h
Bauer Park Barn, oil, 6x8, $60 + $5s/h
Madison Morning, oil, 6x8
Lake and Pines, oil, 6x8, $60 + $5 s/h
Light Bulb, oil, 6x8 $60 + $5 s/h