Just spent a lovely few minutes meandering through dozens of famous artists’ studios, courtesy of Joe Fig (who wrote the book “Inside the Painter’s Studio”, which I highly recommend, if you’re into such things).
I love all of these; lots of inspiration for how to do a studio (if you had space), and a few good ideas for taborets. I love Morley’s pegboard for tubes of paint and Fischl’s organized taboret with oh-so-many drawers!
Most of the remodeling that we have been suffering through for the past 4-5 months is nearly over — except for finishing a number of details, and getting my new attic office fully functioning — another month maybe for the latter, and I’m giving myself until the end of 2010 to complete all the detail work. The contractors are mostly done, though, and we have some new spaces, new lighting, and I have been able to convert my former office/studio into a full-time, full-space studio. Woo-hoo!
The David Hockney version of my studio/office in a cleaned up, but still half-painted, state. (view larger image here.)
I love seeing other artists’ spaces, and got just such an opportunity when Farrell Brickhouse posted pics of his friends’ palettes on Facebook a while back. They have now been reposted on Sharon L. Butler’s blog, Two Coats of Paint, so you can see them, too.
I’d love to have so much space. Last weekend at the encaustic workshop at Majestic Ranch, I got to work in a large, airy well-lit studio, on a large table with plenty of space for all my tools, palette, painting panels, and miscellaneous extras. It really helped my workflow.