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claude

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Reply #45 on: November 17, 2011, 10:30:48 PM
I really like Claude's studio!  It would make a nice painting!  :painting:

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Reply #46 on: November 18, 2011, 03:37:35 AM
Hi Everyone,
    Here are some different views of my sanctuary where i go to paint and read my artbooks ,it is the third bedroom in our home but seeing there is just the two of us it works well.


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Reply #47 on: November 18, 2011, 03:46:58 AM
Helenty. I love it. Nice and bright. Couldn't ask for a nicer sanctuary  :yippee: (that's a good word for our art space), You are so organised, very impressive.

I can't believe how wonderful your facial features from the portrait class are!! :clap:


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Reply #48 on: November 18, 2011, 05:10:30 AM
Thank You Anja, i have done a couple of portraits before but now i can finally see the mistakes i have made, but blending is something that was drummed into us when we were learning to painteven though the girl that taught us was self taught .


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Reply #49 on: November 18, 2011, 06:25:30 AM
Very nice, Helen. You, too, have a little room to move around.
I've noticed that quit a few of us have the French easel style of easel. I bought mine because it was small and would fit in the corner of my living room out of the way, so to speak.
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Helenty

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Reply #50 on: November 18, 2011, 08:42:44 AM
I bought my easel a few years ago at a discount price and it sat in a corner for a fair while as i was using my table easel a lot but now i find i prefer to stand when painting.


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Reply #51 on: November 18, 2011, 01:12:34 PM
You have a great spot for painting...... :painting:
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Reply #52 on: November 18, 2011, 07:47:58 PM
Ok, here we go... this is my painting space.  As you can see, very limited... will explain a bit more about the photos. 

The 2 photos where there is a window and mirror ... you will see that some of my brushes are stored ontop of a kist in jars.  In the clear plastic container that is on the kist and 'hiding' under some books etc, is all my oil paints and mediums... for easier access.  Infront of the kist you will also see a green crate.  In this crate I have various mediums eg gel, paste etc as well as my 'back-up' paintstock...  I always try and keep 1 extra tube of a colour just in case I run out of a specific colour while painting.

In the other 2 photos where you can see my easle... the photo with the bed... you can see how I pack my artstuff out on the bed when I paint... have no other place to put it and are not able to fit a table or desk in that space either.  You will also notice that the easle is standing almost right next to a cupboard and right by the entrance of our en-suite bathroom.  (on the left side of the entrance to our en-suite is cupboards) Behind the easle on the left is the laundry basket (no other place for it) and also behind the easle next to the bedside table is a bar chair with some artstuff on it too.

The last photo where the bed is not visible... is when my artstuff is all packed away.  My artbasket is stored on the floor under the easle and some of the other stuff placed infront of it. 

Unfortunately there is no other way we can move our bedroom around to create more space.  So this will just have to do for the time being and until such time my brother-in-law moves out and I can have my studio back.



Leana

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Reply #53 on: November 18, 2011, 07:56:29 PM
MOW you have made such creative use of your space, very organized.

Our art space, no matter how small or large is our little sanctuary, as Helenty called it, where we can escape into our little art world.

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Reply #54 on: November 18, 2011, 08:03:03 PM
think of it positively - you get to lie in bed and look at what your painting still needs  ;)


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Reply #55 on: November 18, 2011, 08:09:32 PM
Thank you Anya... yes... have to be very organised in that space otherwise I won't find anything  :D... love the quote... so true.

 

Leana

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"Art is not just ornamental, an enhancement of life, but a path in itself, a way out of the predictable and conventional, a map to selfdiscovery." ~ Gabrielle Roth


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Reply #56 on: November 18, 2011, 08:11:52 PM
Nolan  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: ... I do that already...  ::) and everytime I pass the easle or walk into the room, I look at the painting on it and always seem to ponder on how I can improve it somewhere  :clap: so yes... it has its +'es  :clap:
Leana

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Reply #57 on: December 09, 2011, 07:08:01 PM
You guys all have great lighting. Unfortunately, I don't. I have a large window in my bedroom, but it's on the other side of the bed and their's not space their for my stuff. I'm left handed and alot of times I have to paint some detailed thing in  inside a dark shadow casted by my hand. I cannot even see what I'm doing, I just take aim.

Sure hope my paintings look ok if i put them in another person's home lighting. They seem ok here if i take them on another room with different lighting. You can see it's all very cramped.
I painted them drawers there a long time ago...little cresent moons and a star.     Isn't it nice to have a cup of coffee one inch away from your turps? ;D
« Last Edit: December 09, 2011, 07:09:41 PM by patindaytona »
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #58 on: December 09, 2011, 07:18:41 PM
Pat, even though I have lots of windows you are not supposed to paint by windows, so your okay.

They say that the best lighting is Northern exposure, I have Southern, so I will have  to move my easel to the other side of the room.

My husband attached an OTT light on top of my easel, it is supposed to give a good daylight effect. You should look into some of these artificial day lights.



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Reply #59 on: December 09, 2011, 08:53:10 PM
looking at your easel Pat, you could get something like THIS that will clip onto the top of your easel


 

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