Well, it's finally done!
I can not begin to explain what a HUGE difference my new art studio has made to me.
It is everything I imagined and a million times more!
...And I have just spent my first weekend painting in it :0))
It was so wonderful to be working in a dust free room, flooded with evenly diffused, natural light, in an even temperature, with everything I needed exactly where I needed it - and with RUNNING WATER!!! YAY!!
Paul made me a double sized desk, so I can have one side always set up for oils and acrylics and the other set up for drawing and watercolour. The two areas weren't set up when I took the photo but now everything is all laid out, just where I need it.
This way, I don't have to clean everything down, put everything away and set up again every time I want to do something different in a different medium.
I have no doubt it will make for a much more productive studio! :0)
Here is my still life area. There are hooks on the wall behind so I can hang up background sheets of any colour.
Paul has also made a shelf both sides so I can choose which direction to shine my lamp. Here I am about to set up the bear again, so I closed the blind for a dark corner.
The unit beneath is also full of drawers for pastels, pencils, inks, as well as fabrics and things for textural effects :0)
This is a great space with ample room for two easels to be pulled out next to each other. This way I can work easily on two paintings at once!
There is also an eye-level shelf for my iPad, if I am working from photo's :0)
... More storage for my various paints, brushes etc.
Also, the carpet has now been replaced with a vinyl floor covering.
Here I have two drying shelves with dust screens, shelves for canvases, paper etc and a lovely long shelf on the wall above for books, and still life objects.
There are even hooks underneath to hang inspiring things!
In the cupboard beneath, I keep all my jars and rags :0)
All that's left for me to do now is fill it with lovely, pretty and inspiring things! No doubt this will happen over time. For the moment, it is a blank canvas and I LOVE IT!
I feel so lucky to have this space to work in and it's all thanks to Paul. He is just the most amazing husband :0))
Anyway, at the weekend, I took a photo of my working space on the day that I completed Bear number 4!
I had missed painting him so much!!
I am really happy with this bear and now he's complete, I will be posting it very soon, so watch this space :0)))