I thought everyone might enjoy seeing my studio, since I LOVE seeing other artist's studios. It's better than looking at a decorator magazine to me. I just find it fascinating to see how other artists work. The above photo is my basement studio. I no longer work here, just mostly store stuff, i.e., canvases, completed paintings, paintings waiting to dry, extra paint, etc. I also wash my brushes in a small sink down here. But I won't show that. It's too messy.
This room used to be kind of a family room at one time. We live in a cottage/bungalow type house built in 1924. It's a Sears home. At one time the kids watched TV down here. There was even a fish aquarium. When my kids went off to college, I claimed the space for my studio. My husband installed spotlights, speakers for the stereo and various other things for me. It's a great space and has everything I need. Except natural light.
So I moved my french easel upstairs. I thought I would just try it. It was meant to be a temporary thing. That was a year ago and I'm still upstairs in my light-filled little sunroom. It's much smaller, but I find it so much more enjoyable.
My Current Studio
It's also closer to the kitchen for my many refills of instant coffee.