Garage to art studio project. And we have a studio!

February 20, 2017

There was a little sun this morning and the day promised to be not so bad, so I decided to do that one last push of work in the studio so I can actually get some work done and paint there.

I gathered the last amount of stuff to go down to the thrift store and took it away. Then I carried the acrylic and oils paint carts, the paint brushes, the large vintage lamp, some in-progress canvases and some of my art books down from the loft studio and set things up.

For a treat, I brought my computer in and listened to CBC podcasts while I was working.

Here are my carts. The oils cart on the left, and the acrylics cart on the right. I really love these practical Ikea carts. So easy to store and move things around.

Here is the old, white baker’s rack ready to store clean canvases, and the art table.

Another shot of the art table so you can see how the brushes and palette sit on it.

Here are some of my art books for inspiration. I want to bring more of my books into the studio.

Here is an old tool box requisitioned for my brushes. These are all oil and acrylic brushes. The watercolour brushes stayed in the loft studio.

This ironware bowl has a massive crack in it (a casualty of a table fall) but still is holding its shape, so perfect for some fruit in the studio.

And I think I forgot to tell you that I painted the back of the door with chalkboard paint. Still have to figure out how to temper it…you know, I think you rub chalk all over it and then wipe it off to prevent the first chalk lines from etching themselves in. I’ll look it up.

Well there we go. The studio is all set up and ready for me to have a lovely painting session…which I think I’ll do tomorrow if I can. For today, I’ve brought down all the old and redundant camera equipment and was just going thru it to take most of it down to the thrift store, when Chloe nixed that idea and decided to claim most of the cameras and lenses! It’s like one step forward two steps back round here…lol. πŸ˜€

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