Daily Painters Studio Tours


This is how my studio looks at the moment. I can't believe I'm posting this. All of us at Daily Painters are posting pictures of our studios for the world to see.

Every few months, my studio gets so cluttered and congested, I have to STOP and clean and organize. When I'm in a creative frenzy, I can't stop and pick up after myself. I'm just about at the clean-it-up phase.

Note CARPETING in my studio. When we finished the basement, I wasn't an artist, so this was actually a bedroom. The carpeting is wrecked. I tried to be careful, but accidents happen.

6 comments:

Delilah said...

Wow, this is so good to hear. I have been beating myself up beacuse things get messy in my studio. It seems like I can't stay on top of everything.Email,posting,painting..last on the list cleaning.However your paintings are totally wonderful keep painting!

Carol Nelson said...

Ha! Delilah, MESSY is an understatement for my studio. What doesn't show in the photo is a huge walk in closet that's crammed to the brim, and the adjoining room, where my computer is, that has all kinds of frames, completed works, and shipping materials.
GAAAAHHHHH!

Parapluie said...

Carol,
I love your abstracts sugestive of layers of earth or layers of tree bark like the one started on your easel. And I do not find your studio messy. It looks like you make space for working with all that you need close at hand. Now the golden plastic bottles are a whole other story. They are not at all functional. They easily spill and even more often get clogged at the spout.

Carol Nelson said...

Thank you, Diane. I know what you mean about the Golden Fluid Acrylics. They do tend to clog up, but they have the same amount of pigment as the tube acrylics, just less binder. They work wonderfully for this abstract series.

jeanneillenye said...

Yes, I totally understand about the creative process winning out over tidiness! I go through the same thing periodically. It's a matter of priorities, and your studio reveals a creative force lives there! :)

Carol Nelson said...

Oh, I like that Jeanne - "a creative force lives there." My husband just shakes his head when he comes down to my studio, now I can tell him the "creative force" is not a cleaning lady. HA.