View Full Version : Your Studio/Artistic Space

09-14-2006, 09:51 AM
Hello everyone,

I thought it might be fun to see how and where everyone works. I'm sure some of us have purpose built or designed studios, and others, like myself, build themselves a small working area with the space available.

Please share with us, photos of yours........

Here is my improvised 'studio'. It kind of works, although things still get messy when I'm working.....in the chaos of painting I never seem put the lids back on my paints properly. The models you may see are tools of my trade; or, maybe they're my excuse to remain a big kid forever......:) (I seem to make aeroplane noises when I'm working out a composition and using my models....wonder if wildlife artists do similar things........:confused:


09-14-2006, 11:31 AM
I use the kitchen table! We get great natural light there, but I can't leave my materials there. I store them in wicker baskets on a bookshelft, except for my paper pads, which are too big for the baskets, and lie flat on the shelf.

09-14-2006, 11:42 AM
Natural light is something I don't have a lot of.....I have a large window over to the right, which is partially blocked by a stone window 'frame', and a very small round window. I too was using the kitchen table as a painting area for a while........:)



John A. Roof
09-14-2006, 11:53 AM
here is mine no natural light. it would be nice. I have controhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2006/76550-DSC00554.JPG l of the light using selected corrected light bulbs.

09-14-2006, 12:01 PM
I use a converted Florida room. Its small but it suits my needs. The best part is the windows. 2 walls of windows and one of them gets northern light which is ideal.

09-14-2006, 12:12 PM
Here's mine in the new apartment. Just enough room to step back a few feet and look at the painting. Can go as large as a 30x40" I think without too much trouble. The window is nice.

Someday a larger space...someday.

09-14-2006, 12:17 PM
My wife allows me to use a small corner of the living room as my "studio".
My french easel is wedged in between the TV and the computer.
It's a bit cramped, but it works out ok.
I'm thankful that I at least have a window.

Charlie's Mum
09-14-2006, 01:11 PM
There are a couple of threads already about studio spaces/work spaces ..... certainly within the last year - if you try a search:D

PS - welcome to the forum :D

09-14-2006, 03:08 PM
Welcome AJ....i have just got my space today so it's tidy....not for long though as i'm about to start my first painting in my new 'studio'...
all my paints and stuff are behind the drawers and cupboards and i've still to get my daylight lamp fixed up....as you can see it's at a big window it's in the roof so very high up 3 storyes...and nothing to mar the light.



09-14-2006, 04:40 PM
Welcome to my painting space - all the paints, etc have to hide in kitchen cupboards and this where I often paint from the laptop screen in our family room -
The light comes over my shoulder from window and french doors - usually open to garden. Don't have an easel - prop on a cookbook stand.
It's great to sit/ rest my weary head on sofa to get a different perspective - drink coffee .....read a book ....Stereo to right .....

09-14-2006, 04:56 PM
No complaints here as I get to have the third bedroom upstairs all to myself. It has a small window but it faces north. We all could use a LOT more room but this works for me. The drawing cabinet is from my husband's old engineering drawing days. Holds all my matboard, watercolour paper, etc, etc. My large easel fits beside the window and the other side of the room holds a desk for flat work and a computer/TV table. Not a lot of room to back up and view the work but that's ok.

09-14-2006, 08:44 PM
well these are old pics from an earlier similer thread, basically an 11x11' room with my comp and tv on 2 walls and bookcases on the other 2.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2006/78160-area_006.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2006/78160-01522_003.jpg

Lady Carol
09-14-2006, 10:13 PM
Here is mine. This was taken maybe 18 months ago as the painting was sold about then. Oh, and yes, that is a 64" TV in the background.

09-15-2006, 02:13 AM
Everyone's so neat, why:lol: I'd rather not post a picture of where I am painting, I moved into a spare bedroom about a month ago and it took me approximately an hour to have the place looking like I have been painting there for years. It's a pretty mess but it makes me happy:D . Before this I used the built in bar top which was rather convenient as I was close to my favorite drink Smirnoff Spin:clap: I think that explains my earlier paintings:confused:

09-15-2006, 10:40 AM
here's a picture of mine looking semi-neat
i need more shelves

09-15-2006, 11:10 AM
Here's (http://home.planet.nl/~henni107/_sgt/m1m3_1.htm) a link to my studio and storeroom. The storeroom is full in the meantime and my studio is on the second floor and I cannot get paintings up there that are bigger then 52x40", so I drove all my kids out and now we are gonna make a second studio from two bedrooms where I can paint and also keep my bigger paintings.:)

09-15-2006, 04:39 PM
Hey, some nice looking studios! :thumbsup:

Dreamz: I'm impressed with your paint extraction set up, very neat!


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09-15-2006, 06:50 PM
AJ it was my dad's idea but it does work well, theres shelves behind it that are filled with jars, tubes and bottles that are no where near as neat

09-15-2006, 10:50 PM
Nice studio spaces, makes me long for having my own space. Right now I have my computer desk in a corner in my dining room, I have a drawing table and an easel that more or less are put away right now, because I have no space to keep them out. Hopefully sometime soon I will have that rectified, as I am going to eventually have a room to put it all in.

09-16-2006, 03:44 AM
OH Great spaces everyone! Enjoyed this. :) lots of wonderful studios!


09-16-2006, 04:00 AM
Lisa, I am very jealous right now:envy: Is that your view?

09-16-2006, 08:13 AM
Lisa, a room with a view for sure! Lucky lady!


09-16-2006, 10:40 AM
With a veiw like that I might even work during the day!!

Lady Carol
09-16-2006, 08:59 PM
Lisa, I am very jealous right now:envy: Is that your view?
I would do more looking than viewing out that window.

09-17-2006, 04:18 AM
Hi Stephan, AJ, Dreamz and Carol, Thanks so much...yes, I am very lucky..that is my view. I do spend lots of time looking out the window...:)

09-17-2006, 07:12 AM
Oh! Lisa....:envy: :envy: :envy: