Friday, November 5, 2010

My Sun Room Studio


I love painting in my little sun room at this time of year.  It's not too warm, not too cold.  It's just right.  This 24x30 linen panel is as big as my french easel will take.  Any larger, and I'll have to bring my big monster easel up from the basement.  And I do plan on painting larger soon.

For now I can paint, comfortably seated.  Once in a while I get up and  move way back to study the canvas from a distance.  That's when I can see the overall picture and where to go next.

Usually I close the French doors to listen to music.  My husband installed speakers that are programed to go to different rooms.  So I'll shut the speakers off that go to the living room and kitchen.  And I listen to the speakers in the sun room.  This also comes in handy if I get the urge to paint in the middle of the night.  

14 comments:

Betsy said...

It's a lovely room...perfect natural light! :)

Marion said...

What a beautiful studio, Janelle. All those windows!!! I wish I had a sun room. (My dream is to get my own greenhouse.) Blessings!

Caroline said...

How lovely to see your studio with the sun pouring in Janelle and the painting on the easel looks very promising.

loriann said...

Sounds like a set-up made for comfort. When will we see the painting on the easel?

Celeste Bergin said...

what a nice spot for your set up--I like how you use a FRENCH easel and have FRENCH doors. I think you should have one more French thing...maybe a croissant on a plate or a French Poodle! lol...! Love the look of the painting you are working on.

Maggie Latham said...

What a lovely room! I love the windows too....

Silver said...

A comfy cozy room.

Feels serenely relaxed just by looking at it.

hugs,
Silver

janine, do you have Facebook?

rahina q.h. said...

it sounds like an artist's haven, good to hear this set up works for you:)
you have a lot of windows which is great for light. i use a massive daylight bulb as we have so little light these days and what comes through is never enough for painting.

Casey Klahn said...

Your studio space in this room is beautiful.

Jill Berry said...

I love seeing your space, your art-room. And your painting prior to it's glowy covers.
(I thought you were moving soon?)

Gary Keimig said...

nice looking painting space. to heck with the basement. Move to the sun room.
Looks like a nice painting started Janelle

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Betsy, Yes, natural light and better than the basement!

Hi Marion, I still want a greenhouse too! Blessings!

Hi Caroline, I hope the painting is promising. One never knows:)

Hi Loriann, If all goes according to plan, the painting should be done in about two weeks. It's a big one (24x30)

Hi Celeste, Ha, I never thought about the FRENCHNESS of my studio. Funny!

Hi Maggie, Yes, it's all windows!

Hi Silver, Yes, I do Facebook, but I would much rather blog.

Hi Rahina, I have daylight bulbs for cloudy days too. We painters never seem to have enough light, do we?

Hi Casey, Thank you, it would be nice if it were three times bigger.

Hi Jill, Glowy covers - I love that term. Regarding the move, I'll do a post on that next time.

Hi Gary, Yes, to heck with the basement!

Karen said...

What a tranquil looking space... and I look forward to seeing that painting! :)

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Karen, I'm almost done:)