Moving brings great changes, and for the first time in my life I have a dedicated studio space. Boxes are being unpacked, computer hooked up, printer tested, easel placed. Yippee!
Now comes the excitement (and expense) of tricking it out so it will be a place where I can work happily, efficiently, and comfortably. I’ve been looking for ideas for wall color, lighting, setup. The internet is a useful place sometimes, and a dangerous (to my budget) at other times.
I would love to read any and all the American Artists Studios series by Northlight, but unfortunately, the budget doesn’t allow for it. Well, maybe…
A quick internet search brings up a treasure book of studio porn.
- http://www.homedit.com/19-artists-studios-and-workspace-interior-design-ideas/ (interestingly, the only two artists named in this slide show—Milton Glaser and Adrian Tomini—have what look to be very modest spaces.
The problem with looking at these home sites is that they want to be stylish, and so they show only stylish studios. Mostly white walls, elegant spaces. But is that always best for studio space?
Painter and teacher Will Kemp goes a little deeper into the subject of wall color on his blog:
Sadie Valeri, classical realist painter, teacher and owner of the popular Sadie Valeri Atelier generously shared her teaching studio set up on her website:
Dear readers, any suggestions from your own studios?