Monday, May 24, 2010

The studio

Someone recently emailed me and asked about my studio space and work hours.  My home is in a little community of summer cabins.  My house started out as a cabin but now it's a great little artist's cottage.  I used to joke that all I need is a studio with hot plate and plug for the tea kettle, a bathroom and somewhere to sleep.   But come to think of it, that's still all I really need.

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 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,, 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.

1 comment:

  1. This piece has classic Earnshaw composition...I love it!