My "studio" is a small area in my studio apartment which I share with my partner. I have gotten used to painting in small corners. When I was living with my parents my painting space was a corner, in college my painting space was a corner of the big senior studio space, and now once again I paint in a corner. The studio space, no matter how big or small should be kept clean and organized. These things do show in the final product. I tend to keep all my mediums in one area, and my paints are stored by color category in the drawers of a small rolling cabinet. Keeping my materials in designated areas and within reach makes it easier to find them as I paint. Some may think this is fussy but I feel that if I'm serious about my work, I need to give it the respect and attention it deserves.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Some one requested that I should show the process of painting a still life. I had thought about this before but didn't go for it thinking no one would be interested. But after the request by a fellow blogger I decided to do it and have fun with it. There are many things that go into a painting before work on it begins. I invest ample time in preparing my supports and painting space. This first part of the Painting Process series will be about my studio space.