My studio is about 15 by 17 with a large fireplace and one wall of sliding doors that hide supplies and prints. The natural light is less than perfect so I paint under florescent lights with daylight balanced bulbs. Thanks to my brother-in-law, Jim, I have a huge weighted easel....and this is where I spend about 8 hours a day, six days a week, usually listening to Pandora on the computer.
Right now the studio looks like a bomb went off in it, so a good cleaning is in order for today, especially as my artist friends are coming for dinner on Wednesday night; painters Larisa Aukon, Susan Faust and sculptor Kim Kori. I have my eye on Kim's Mouse Geisha - we're hoping we can work out a trade. I'm not very social, but I do love getting together with other artists. I've often wondered if plumbers get together and discuss plumbing....
Last night I spent time scanning some of the dry paintings for my project, 75 for $75 . Wet paintings are particularly difficult to photograph because of the glare off thick, wet paint. I realized I haven't posted the finished Canada Geese...so here it is. This is one of my pieces for today - hopefully I'll get one or two more done by evening. It's tighter than I prefer to paint, but then some people like more detail.
Adele Earnshaw - Canada Geese
7" x 5" oil on panel
If you see a piece you like on the 75 for $75 page of my website, www.AdeleEarnshaw.com, purchasing is done through PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button. As I can't mail a painting until it is dry, there may be a week (or longer) delay before I can ship it. But I'll email you and let you know once the piece is purchased. If you have a special request for a specific bird, I'm happy to paint it. You are not obligated to purchase it.