I have my new space to work in. This is where I will be sheltering in place. Hopefully learning and sharing along the way.
There was some drama while making these changes but in the end I think it will work out great. I need a floor in the studio. It will be gray and then I can get my easel and painting tables in there. I will have blinds for the windows too because in the summer the sun comes in at a strong angle.
This will be my new studio. I just need to get the floor insulated. We were making good progress until I ordered some online furniture that started "off gassing". It made me sick and that meant it all had to leave as quickly and responsibly as possible. That just happened this morning. Now one more coat of white paint and we can get to the floor issue. The room is about 12x12 so it is smaller than my old studio but the windows are pretty great. I look forward to my new "Disneyland".
What I have learned so far :
Only buy from environmentally responsible sources if possible. I did not do my research and that was a mistake.
This will be my new studio. This week it will be painted white. Base boards will be added. I have shades on order and now I have to figure out furniture arrangement and what to put on the floor. I still need it to be insulated and that is turning out to be the hardest thing to line up and get done. It is not an at home project. So out of frustration I watched a Youtube video yesterday on how to to fix a bath tub faucet and I got that little job done. It is hard to wait for my studio to "happen" but it is going to manifest soon.
Life circumstances have dictated that I must find a new studio space for now. Which of these two possible alternatives would you vote for? Let's call the one on top A and the one under B.
This video explains the best way to learn how to paint and why it is the best way. The story is true and reveals how foolish I was before student "taught " me.
I think I am done with my series of painting musicians that I listen to while I paint. I have enjoyed this so much. If you want to learn more about painting heads and faces we can connect and have a lesson online . A lesson just for you that you design for your watercolor needs and goals. My goal this year was to paint portraits and now I think I will be moving on the proportions of the body. I am a life long learner. I am happiest if I am struggling to learn something new. If you you would be so kind ....please subscribe to my Youtube channel at anytime while you watch this video. I have to goals around that area too. More later.....
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At last I know what makes some of my instructional videos shaky. I thought it was my chair, the table or knocking the camera. The one thing I did not consider was where I was putting the hair dryer down between steps. Yup! That was the culprit. Now I will lay it in my lap and there will be no more wobbling . Thank you for your patience and staying with me while I figured this out ! And that brings us to today's rock star and philosopher and cool cat in general George Harrison
Nobody paints alone. These are some of my musical companions. I paint to their music and they inspire me and I feel they are part of my journey. I made a video asking the question " Can we separate the artist from their work?". It was fun to read opinions about this topic. Who do you paint with?
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