After the flurry of activity finishing the 50 Daily Birds, I really did have to clean the studio. As I cleaned, I was able to clear my head from the last work and think about the next work. Here are some ‘before’ photos.
Now I’m ready to paint!
I have a few larger encaustic pieces to finish up, and some sculpture ideas which are calling to me, but most of my work now will be painting for the next month or two. I have several large paintings that are close to being done, including some for an upcoming show. More about that show soon.
Holy cow, Barbara! What a change! Do you have plans to hang any art in the clean space?
I have Open Studios coming up in October, so I’ll hang work for that, but other than that I keep my walls empty except for work-in-progress and related materials, current sketches, and so on. But the walls will fill it up quickly!
Hi Barbara, I hope you don’t mind my asking. Where did you get the painting racks? I pine after them! Martha
I had the painting drying racks made by a building contractor. The dividers are dowels that run through drilled holes in sheets of plywood. I used solid bottoms on each layer so that the top paintings don’t drip down onto the bottom paintings, but some people use strips of wood instead.
You could make them yourself if you’re handy with a saw and a drill, but I was busy moving into the studio at the time. I gave him a sketch of what I wanted, after looking at other people’s racks and scouring the internet for photos of studios that had painting racks in the background. They work great!
There is another one, not shown, for even larger paintings, which has canvas hanging over the front to keep the dust out. And you’ll note the larger paintings are on the bottom, smaller on the top, so I don’t have to lift the large ones up very high.