Monday, March 05, 2007

studio, oh!

To say that the last week and a half or so has been busy would be the understatement of the year. It's been nuts, but unfortunately not with creating artwork. This week is slightly better, but not much. Thankfully I did get some drawing time today.

The good news is the studio is re-assembled, and different, and better (and the whole room is painted and re-arranged). The drafting table and chair are in the same place. I cleaned and organized all the supply drawers. ALL pencils are now stored in the wooden drawers to the left of the table (rather than on the table itself, which worked for small stuff but had gotten inconvenient). I bought an easel. I haven't painted yet but I like it already, and it's very compact (A.R. this takes up only 2x2 feet of floor space, just fyi!). I moved a bookcase in here so all my horse/bird/art reference books are right there, and I finished the shelves that had been in the barn. The odd looking canvas covered box-like thing is the set of shelves. I don't know who made it but I inherited it and finished it and now I can store paper and artwork up to 29x33 inches. A cheap version of flat files, and the canvas just keeps the dust out (and gives the cats something to play under apparently).

Here's how it looks at night, my favorite art time:

Oh, and I know someone will wonder, so YES, when I paint there will be a dropcloth on the floor! :-) And NO I don't do drawings on the easel, the Aseel drawing just happens to be sitting there since I was looking at it and thinking about what to do.

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