My studio will be closed for this 3rd Friday. Sorry to ruin your weekend.
I paint with the canvas flat on the wall. I stretch them after the painting is finished which allows the image to wrap around the stretcher frame.
The studio cleaned and organized for the 3rd Friday Art Walk. The four paintings in the corner are the newest and I don't have any good photos of them individually yet. All of the canvases are 36x36 in., acrylic on canvas.
This is the largest canvas I've ever attempted, 48"x72". It's a totally unique experience staring at a blank canvas this large. This is as far as I could take it for now. It has since been rolled up and placed in the corner until further notice. I've returned to painting for my upcoming shows next year. To be continued....
Works in progress
Featuring my paintings on wood. The studio had be sanitized for the 3rd Friday Art Walk. I still hadn't killed my hard to kill plant yet.
My studio prepared for the first ever 3rd Friday Art Walk event, August 2008. It's not always this tidy. I moved into my studio on day 1 when the doors were finally opened, July 18, 2008.
My studio at the Vermont Studio Center and some of the work I made while I was there."n 2007 I was fortunate enough to receive a grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. I was able to work in a private studio (photo above) for the entire month of February to prepare for my exhibition in Beijing that following April. Who knew it was really cold in Vermont that time of year? We experienced the 3rd largest blizzard in decades on Valentine's Day, 3 feet in 8 hours! I even took off a layer of blankets when the temperature reached above 20 degrees during the heat of the day.
The extreme weather kept me focused in my studio. That was such a great experience! It taught me the value of having a dedicated working space outside of the house and convinced me to take a studio in Durham at Golden Belt Studios. www.goldenbeltarts.com It was one of the best career decisions I've made. I've made many dear friends and there is a wealth of knowledge, talent and resources that we all exchange.