New taboret

My studio needed cleaning so I’ve been spending a little time each day straightening and organizing my studio. Sorting through my canvases I came across a couple of 8″x10″s that I decided to varnish, frame, and put in the upcoming group show this weekend. I also had some smaller paintings from months ago that I painted on unmounted linen canvas. I’ve chosen 5 to sell so I mounted and varnished them and I’ll take them to the framer tomorrow.

I painted on linen canvas that I cut and taped to a piece of foamcore, that way if I didn’t like what I did it wasn’t a big loss, but if I did I could mount (with Yes! paste) the linen on a support. This is the first time I’ve tried this, I learned it from Lesley Rich, and it seems like a pretty good idea. It’s an especially good method for painting while traveling.

There is a red barn, a taco stand I saw in North Houston one day, and three smaller paintings which I hope are self explanatory. 🙂

As part of my clean-out-the-studio enthusiasm, I’ve decided to replace the old rickety cheap taboret I’ve been using to hold my brushes, paints and palette. I found this cute cabinet today at a resale shop and it’s really the perfect size for a taboret. Yes, the knobs are in the shape of pigs and cows, I think it gives this “taboret” some character. Two good drawers at the top will hold my paints and the storage below will be for all the other junk I have. It’s in my kitchen, I’ll have to wait til my husband gets home to help me move it upstairs to the studio.


  1. January 26, 2009 / 9:37 pm

    Hi Sarah, you guessed it. The Guild Shop. I’ll call you about the painting, thanks for your inquiry!

  2. January 27, 2009 / 8:05 am

    Joan, Love your new taboret, very quirky and inspiring. Hmmm, taping linen with YES paste to foamcore. I think I need to try that.

  3. January 27, 2009 / 10:26 am

    Very cute new taboret!

    Interesting about mounting them AFTER you’ve painted them…. hmmmmmmm Sometime in a future post I’d be interesting in knowing how that worked and how what you use etc.

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