Thursday, April 9, 2009

Studio Improvements

Summer Moon II
12 x 11
Available at Blackheath Gallery, London

This morning we shipped six paintings to London. It was such a relief to get them out, and I was tempted to just relax a bit this afternoon. But, we are finally going to get started on the improvements to my studio this weekend. And not a minute too soon. Between filming videos for the online classes and trying to get the six pieces done, its in a total shambles. So, I spent the afternoon moving book boxes, supplies, canvas rolls, frames, paintings -stuff- to one end of the studio so we could start building the bookcases and storage area this weekend. I saved a little corner where I can hopefully keep working.

In addition to bookcases, storage area, painting the ceiling and walls and hanging proper lights, I want to replace this lovely sort of Stalag 13 door with a more inviting french door.

Charming, huh?


Barbara J Carter said...

Oh that door! It's got a certain... grim... kind of charm. More grim than charm, unfortunately. What a difference a french door will make! Sounds positively lovely.

Cheryl Anderson said...

Best of luck with your renovations! Yes, a new door is in order--you deserve it!

loriann signori said...

Summer Moon is gorgeous! Good luck with the studio improvements. You certainly deserve it.

Katherine Kean said...

Congratulations on getting your show shipped.

Summer Moon is breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

The glow of that moon conjures up crickets and loons and mystery.
A beautiful painting.
The door is really incidental, for if it leads to this place where works like yours are birthed, it doesn't matter. As long as it opens.

Although, I admit that change is a buoyancy producing catalyst.

Your paintings are infused with language.

Ciaran said...

Absolutely beautiful painting. The atmosphere is so perfectly captured.

Jala Pfaff said...

That IS a scary door!!

Love the painting--that red/green complementary singing...

John Biro said...

Nice Work!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Deborah, a wonderful atmospheric painting above for the Blackheath Gallery. I shall try to get down to London in a week or two to see your paintings. I'll try to take some photos if they will let me.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks everybody! We are hard at work on the interior improvements, but as soon as those are done- the door!

José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...

That easel witht he working table....I want one of those.
Now, a studio is something that I really would like to have.
Having to put things away and organizing stuff each time I need to paint or change medium, really takes rythm.

Best regards,