Thursday, 11 April 2013

Couldn't Wait




Well I am always impatient and this week has been no exception. Once it was official that I could have the whole boat shed for my studio I just had to get in there as soon as possible regardless of the fact that workmen will have to come in and get around all my stuff. I have moved my entire painting equipment, easels, tables, cupboards etc. into the end that is my work area. This gave me time to push it all around and get the right set up so I could tell the plumber tomorrow where to install my sink. There is still lots more to do and I have to wait for the tradies to fit my job in but I have so much more space to work in that I don't mind waiting for it all to be finished as it does not stop me painting. Here are some "before the renovation" shots. Beyond the table is about another 8 feet so I am going to have plenty of hanging space to fill up!





Studio One 3 One
before the workmen arrive



Peaceful Pose
Painting size 15" x 11"
from reference photo
courtesy Gary Jones Wildlife Photography






I have been so excited that I started this painting - my very first in my new studio, at 6am yesterday and finished it before morning tea! Today I have worked on two more and really getting a feel for my new environment

17 comments:

  1. How exciting for you! Love that swan! Mrs A

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    1. Glad you like the swan, it will remain memorable seeing it was the first to arrive from my new studio

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  2. How absolutely wonderful for you. It's every artists dream to have a studio like yours. You will enjoy every minute you spend in there! Even when you battle away. Your swan is fantabulous. Happy painting in your new arty home. xx

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    1. Thanks Polly, I feel pretty lucky especially as it had been full of my husbands stuff and he paired t all down and relocated it to the garden shed and car garage

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  3. OH!!! you are going to do some wonderful work in there... A whole space to yourself and away from the house. A dream come true. . BJ

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  4. Congrats on the studio!!! It looks great and you are productive there already!

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  5. Dear Lorraine - how wonderful for you - I certainly understand your excitement and it looks like you were certainly inspired...that bird of yours is so beautiful. I love that deep blue background. Have a great day. Thanks for sharing your good news my friend.

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  6. Debbie thanks for your lovely comment

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  7. What a wonderful space you've got. I'm not surprised you felt you couldn't wait. Wishing you many happy productive hours in your new studio.

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    1. Thanks Vandy, not sure how to keep away from it

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  8. A real live studio - every painter's dream. Happy for you, Lorraine, and it looks like your first painting in you new digs is quite inspired! Happy painting.

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    1. Definitely feels like a dream come true Terry

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  9. Oh my Lorraine! A whole boat shed! So beautiful for you. Such a beautiful lighted area. Couldn't be better. Your swan is lovely. Do enjoy your new work space:)xx

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    1. Thanks Renate, glad you like the swan. My new Studio area is working out so fabulously well, I feel so comfortable there

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  10. This space looks amazing. I remember how excited I was when I got my art room which is minute in comparison to this but was nevertheless a space I could devote to all things art and would stop me invading the whole house. It even took away some of the trauma of my son moving out as it had been his room... not that I pushed him out of course but the tears I shed were less than they may have been!! I too, couldn't wait and though I had a short spell where I didn't use it am back in there now nearly every day... it is an absolute mess and needs a jolly good tidying not to mention cleaning, but I still love it!!

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