I did a big spring clean in my studio a month ago and took the opportunity to take pictures of my studio when it was all nice and tidy. I have to confess that it is not usually this clean. Normally there is a lot of paint out, canvases lying drying on the tables, open sketchbooks for new projects, and so on. But to show off my new space I thought it would be nice to have some pictures of my studio when it is organized the way I like it.
My new studio is in an old 'sleepout' in the garage. As you can see, the wisteria was in full bloom when I took this picture.
These are the 'before' pictures of the studio. There was an old red linoleum mat on the floor that I had already ripped out when I took this picture, and I have left the concrete floor uncovered to avoid any mold and moisture issues. It is a nice open space, but definitely in desperate need of a coat of paint to make it the way I want it.
And here we are after I gave the walls and ceiling a couple of layers of paint. It's amazing what a little paint can do, isn't it!? It became a wonderful space, light and airy.
The corner of the studio that doesn't have big windows, I decided to make into my office and reading corner.
Meet Beatrix and Lizzy, my studio comapnions. They are daughter and mother rescue cats from the local SPCA.
The rest of the space has nice big windows, so that is dedicated to painting.
I have tried different layouts with the tables, but for the moment it works best for me with them all in the middle with plenty of space to move around. This might change as I often rearrange my studio if I need to, and it also depends a little on the season and how the natural light comes in.
One thing is certain though, I do love my studio. It is a dream come true to have a dedicated space like this outside of the home. A space where I do not need to be careful, I can work and be as messy as I like.
I even have a bathroom!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my studio. Now I need to go and finish all my chores around the house and garden so that I can go and paint.
See you next time,