Sunday, June 30, 2013


Today a group of painters are writing about our studios. There's so much variety in artists' working spaces - some have spacious studios and others work on their kitchen table. Now you can tour them online.

My studio is very bare bones....a small 10x10 room facing east.

The first thing you will notice when you enter, is not art related at all, but rather, a giant elephant in the workout machine.

A small room, but I have space for my easel, my television, art books, CD player, and most importantly, my computer.  I almost always paint off my monitor.

I also have a small drafting table which holds my palette when I paint and also comes in handy when I am working on my mixed media pieces.  Somedays, I spend lots of time sitting there and staring out the window.

I couldn't have a studio without my closet.  I store all my supplies there, from frames to inventory.  Since I have started doing a lot of mixed media, my supply shelves are getting very crowded with mediums, gels, papers and found objects.  Hmmmm, I think a re-organization is in order.

I sell most of my works on line, so much of it is in the small "daily painting" category.  It does make it easier to store around 150 paintings!

 What I refer to as my "shipping department" is below these shelves.  It consists of a roll of bubble wrap,  odd and ends of foam core, a child's wagon full of styrofoam peanuts and misc pieces of shipping materials I re-cycle from shipments I receive.

Thanks so much for touring my studio today.  To continue on with this artist's studio tour, just click on one of the links below.
Marla LaubischCarol SchiffKaethe BealerJo MacKenzie
Michael ChamberlainCharleen MartinSally BinardJacklyn Karabaich
Sharon GravesSea DeanJohnna SchellingTaryn Day
Julie Ford OliverSarah SedwickKim RempelCindy Michaud
Joanne GrantCarmen BeecherCindy WilliamsCathy Engberg


Sharon L. Graves said...

love your studio. very well organized and looks wonderful. have fun in there.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Hi Carol - great to see that you and I both have exercise equipment in our painting spaces...difference is your space is well organized and so neat.
I enjoyed reading this post - thank you.

Cathy Engberg said...

This is great! I love seeing someone else making it work in a 10' x 10' space! And you have fit an exercise machine in there besides! Wow that's making it work!
You have made this a wonderful space. Thanks for sharing.

Marla said...

You look very organized to me! Sometimes having more space just means more mess *cough marla cough*
Thanks for the tour!

Kim Rempel said...

Ah! The workout machine. Had one in our LIVING ROOM for Great post - thanks for the tour!

Sea Dean said...

Hey Carol, I was honoured to be included alongside you in the studio carnival. I love your work, and in fact I´m going to sign up for your blog. Hugs.

Pamela Nichols said...

I actually laughed out loud when I saw your work-out machine. I finally put my elliptical machine on Craig'sList. It was serving as a hat rack in my studio! Thanks for the tour.

hmuxo said...

You did a lot with this space, Carol!! It looks wonderful. My space is 9 x 14 and I love it!! thank you for the tour!

Cindy Michaud said...

Did I miss the refreshment table?? Loved it dahling, as tidy as you are and just as creative! But that monster machine made me feel guilty with capital letters!

Liana Yarckin said...

wow! what a creative idea!! to have a studio tour with bloggers! When I was reading your first line, I imagined people walking in your studio with pads of paper and pens. how cool, now i can click on all of these other links to artists that I don't know.


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