I just finished a full length portrait, which I’ll post soon, but during this last project the studio has gotten out of control messy! So this week my task was to get the studio back in shape. It’s not a large studio so the less stuff in there the better. My goal was to remove that metal shelving unit in the corner (in the photo below) to make more room.
One of the reasons I wanted to remove the shelving unit was to make room for this small desk. This little wooden desk was my son’s when he was younger and it’s been in the storage unit. I realized I need a place to sketch and plan my paintings. I also have a GIANT drafting table (from my days as a graphic designer) and even though I love working on a giant table where I can spread out everything, it’s just too big for this space. So this little desk will do just fine.
I have an artist friend who likes to have a number of his completed paintings in the studio, he uses them as a springboard for his next painting. I thought about that and I prefer to have everything out of sight. I want the studio as clear of anything as possible. I’ve put my old paintings in the storage unit or in my daughter’s closet, it helps my mind when I start with a blank slate every time. Fascinating how everyone has a different way of working, and different sources of inspiration.