Often artists will do a studio tour of their working space, and I always enjoy seeing where others work and how they organize their stuff. I recently had some shelving made for my studio after seeing some online from another artist, so after I got all my stuff organized into them, I decided to do a studio tour too! My studio is above my garage and it is a great space! It is far enough away and separated from the rest of the house that I don’t try to do other stuff while working, like laundry or cooking. And, I can leave it any way I want and nobody sees it!
So, now for the tour. The photo above is a shot of my new “big girl” easel that I have just had for a couple of months. It is by Sienna and I love it. I have my brushes and paints on the left on a rolling stand that you get at home improvement stores that is used for microwaves. I have a little folding table on the right where I lay my palette while I work. I use a french mistress in the studio.
This photo shows the microwave cart with my brushes all sorted into metal canisters (WalMart purchase!). The little Coleman Mustard tin holds my vine charcoal - got this great idea from my teacher, Lori Putnam! It is so funny how you pick up little things like this along the way.
This photo shows a table that is next to my easel area that I use for my computer and just for laying stuff on and for sitting and resting when I am painting. It has my Ken Dewaard church painting hanging right there for inspiration!
This photo shows the wall of windows that are over the built in cabinets and stainless steel sink that are behind my easel area. It is nice to have this light, but in the late afternoon in the summer, I often have to shut the blinds because of the direction of the sun. It is great having a sink and the lower storage cabinets too.
In this photo you see a drying/display rack for paintings. It was previously used for something else, but I repurposed it for my studio. My talented and helpful husband made it for me.
Next to the drying rack is a sitting area with tv, comfy chair, couch, and an old trunk of my husbands I use for storage and a coffee table.
Another shot of my sitting area with the tables against the wall that I use for wrapping paintings and storage of frame boxes and other cardboard boxes.
This photo shows my new shelving that has adjustable shelves where I can store supplies, frames, and canvases. It also shows my two work tables for framing, making panels, etc.
Another view of the shelves.
Yet another shot of my shelves! Can you tell I love my new shelves!
Well, that concludes the tour. I hope you enjoyed it and got a few ideas for your own studio!