Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a big work day today


A quick note: I forgot to mention that the Colorado Magazine's online version has done a nice article on my work. You can find the issue here.

This is pretty much how my studio looks every morning when I come in. The first thing I do is let the pups out, give them half a gingersnap cookie and open up the door, turn on the computer, and check my emails. If I have someting to post to my blog, I will do it after breakfast.

The door opens up to the outside courtyard, which is really quite nice, but I hardly ever go out there.

The rolling cart usually holds all of my reference photos but I have really whittled them down for the show, so it's pretty empty and about to be filled up with toned canvases.

You can see a lucky horseshoe by the door, and my bookshelves are packed full and need to be decluttered. One of the shelves broke last week and all of my American Art Collector magazines ended up all over the floor.

There's the big sunflower painting waiting to be worked on, and of course, you can see one of the doggie beds, the other one is behind the table. I have to move them outside every morning so I can work.

In the very foreground is the mask I've been wearing when I'm varnishing the little paintings. Retouch varnish really can be overpowering. The big brown hinged panels hide all of my plein air painting supplies: tripods, boxes, rolling carts, etc., and other things that I have no idea where they go.

I've been thinking about painting the studio a pretty grey/green. What do you think?
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