Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring cleaning

Next month my workshop group is coming here for a week. So, it's time to start thinking about cleaning and organizing the studio. We started a few weeks ago by putting in a new laminate floor. There are several other projects I am hoping to get done before the workshop starts, but the floor was the big project.

Here a shot from the entrance to the studio. The two tables on the left are 48 x 48 each and I couldn't live without them. Right now they are covered with printmaking stuff.




Here's a closer look at the library area. Steve calls it the "employee lounge"-that's his coffee pot on the table.


This is the the main painting area. My Hughes easels, the taboret, and the work tables are all on wheels so things can be moved around pretty easily when the students get here.



Here's some storage and additional bookshelves, and you can see the Constable Closet (for large canvases) on the left.


Looking back toward the north side of the studio, I have counter space and storage under the north facing windows.




Here's another shot of that. One of the projects on tap is a flat file which will go to the right of the cabinets.


15 comments:

loriann said...

Thanks for sharing your studio with us Deborah. It definitely gives me food for thought. Wonderful work space!

B Boylan said...

Roomy, light and plenty of space to move around! I like that!

graziano tessarolo said...

bello lo studio e belli anche i tuoi quadri...

RUDHI - Chance said...

Very nice studio, Deborah!

Dottie Bassett said...

I sooo enjoyed my workshop last year! I will be with you in spirit-and hopefully next year-in person! Have a Great Workshop!

Brian McGurgan said...

Great to see photos of your studio, Deborah - what a wonderful place to work! Wish I could be there in April but I'm looking forward to New Mexico in September.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Everyone!

Casey Klahn said...

Very nice. Wonderful space and warm, in my opinion.

I remember when a mentor of mine had just gotten his Hughes easel, and I was tremendously impressed. Way to go, and I also notice the numerous track lights. That's my big push, now.

I'm cleaning house, too, but without the spring part. :((

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Casey- hope Spring visits you soon!

Gary Keimig said...

great looking studio Deborah.
Thanks for sharing

Deborah Elmquist said...

I hate to admit it but I have studio envy. How many of those big easels can you fit it or another way of saying it, how many students can you accommodate?

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Gary!

Hi Deborah- I can fit five students plus me. I use one Hughes to demo and one student uses the other. The rest use french easels or pochade box type portable easels. I could squeeze more in but I prefer keeping the workshop small.

April Jarocka said...

Fabulous studio space. I think your students will enjoy it. All the best!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

what a fabulous studio!!

Don Gray said...

Great studio, Deborah--thanks for sharing it with us and good luck with the workshop.