So many questions, and so many good ideas!
, the entire open space is about 13' x 24'. At the opposite end is the Vermont Castings
stove which puts out an amazing amount of heat.
Sorry the photo is so dark.
The studio assistants can be found snoozing right in front of the 'firebox'. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of them, but I do have a photo of our first Basenji (may she RIP), who spent the majority of the winters in her favorite spot.
As far as pressing the paper, I put a piece of plexiglass on top of the painting and then pile the weights on top of it. See the plexi on the easel?
, the studio is neat because I haven't painted a thing since I've set it up (which hasn't been but a week or so). It is going to get messy... trust me.
Here is another photo so you can see the close proximity to the utility sink (blue arrow) just around the corner. One thing about moving this to the basement is I now don't have to run up and down the stairs a gadzillion times to clean brushes, etc. This utility sink is already well covered in paint! I've also drawn an arrow to an entire wall that I can use some board as Lauren
speak of. There is more room between the table and wall than the photo shows (it's decieving). I also have another full wall that I can use to project.
, I am gearing up to paint
, but not until the days get shorter and the cold wind blows. Too much garden stuff to enjoy now.
I would love to have a window
, but I finally realized that most of the time when I paint it's dark anyway. Winter days are short, and most are gloomy. I may as well be in the basement with fake sun spectrum lighting than looking outside at bare trees and phone lines.
, I had to leave my computer, printer, etc., etc. up in the office. I find I use it less and less, only to make cards and small prints. I don't need to have it in the art space. It would be handy, but not necessary. Color me very GREEN
about your Epson printer that prints 17X Wow!! BTW, how did you know that I spell my Debby name with a 'y'? Everyone in the world spells it Debbie. I am very impressed that you spelled it the right way <gg>.
, I can't take credit for this idea. But once I saw Nick's set up it was like ... duh
............ what a great idea for an piece of plywood.
He has his affixed to saw horses I believe. Since I already had this table it seemed like a good foundation plus I got storage to boot!
I'll be hitting Lowe's, or Home Depot for the board to put on my wall. Thanks Lauren for the idea!