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Friday, November 22, 2013

A Fun Idea for a Painting...and wrap up of the virtual studio tour

'What's in my Box'        6x6      pastel       ©Karen Margulis

 I love this painting!  I have had it hanging in my studio for awhile now and I posted before but it is time to let it go. But it gives me a great idea for a painting subject.

Why not paint our tools of the trade.  Pastels, paint brushes and tubes of paint, matter what your medium...painting your supplies is a great subject. I remember in a workshop I took with Terry Ludwig I painted a can of paintbrushes. It was a favorite of mine. I have painted my pastels twice and it was a lot of fun. I think I will do another one!

Thanks for visiting all week to see my studio. Today I will wrap up the tour with some more photos. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my space!

Here is a display corner. I like to keep a few empty frames and tabletop easels on hand to pop work into for display. It also helps me decide if a painting is done or needs more work. I don't bother with glass since it is just temporary.

This is actually my demo easel.  I have two 18x24 beach pastels on display. These were special orders but they are now for sale. I also have 22x28 prints of these paintings.

In the background I have my art library....lots of art books. I love books. In front of the shelves I have my painting 'Blue Skies Ahead' which won the poster competition for the IAPS convention in 2011. You can see the poster in the frame. I have a few of these left as well.  It was quite a moment when Maggie Price announced that I had won. My 15 minutes of fame!

This table is used for everything from framing to shipping to planning. I often paint here when I want to sit and of course students who prefer to sit use the tables.

Here are the student easels. This week I have several commissions in progress so I am using all of them!  For the Open Studio I  displayed some of my favorite paintings. The baskets hold more paintings in clear bags.

More paintings and easels around the other side of the room. The beach painting will be in the movie 'And So it Goes' with Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. I can't wait to look for it. (hope it makes the cut)

This is my oil painting easel and supply shelf. My big paper rack is to the left of the shelf but not in the photo.

On display are more special order paintings and prints. All are available. Behind the paintings is another shelf unit. I keep all of my reference photos and file crates of my teaching files.

These photos show my Outer Studio. I use it now for storage though you have to walk through it to get to the inner studio. I have a sink in here and lots of shelves. During the Open Studio I set up some of my larger paintings. Heidi likes curling her big body up on the chairs!
This room opens up to a screen porch complete with rocking chairs. I didn't get a photo of the porch.

I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of my studio. As a visitor I invite you to take advantage of the Open Studio prices by taking 10% off anything in my Etsy shop. Just use coupon code LOVEART at checkout!

1 comment:

Jo Castillo said...

Love having a tour around your space. You have some good ideas there.