I was recently asked to share my process when creating an oil painting with Southwest Art Magazine. The article is My Process/My Portfolio. Several images were submitted for review ~ paints, brushes, studio set up, and the progression of a painting.
This Lensbaby Fisheye lens makes the studio look much larger than it really is. I could spend all day in here and quite often I do. A huge bonus is the fireplace, which is so wonderful on chilly mornings. And, yes, I did tidy up a bit for the shoot. The numbers correspond below:
- The Easel ~ a pretty floor mat to catch drips and a comfy mat to stand on
- Wall Shelf ~ to store extra frames
- Still Life Set-up Area ~ with the BEST light I could find. A “direct plus” bulb from Method Light
- Glass Palette ~ made from an old tempered glass shelf and spray painted neutral gray on the underside
- Cabinet of Props ~ pottery, copper, porcelain, bottles, and more
- Framed Works ~ a few of my favorites, framed with some of my favorite props on the mantle
- Shelves ~ for drying/curing paintings. They are tucked into plate racks. A bit of prop “overflow” on bottom shelf
- Work Station ~ for all those things that do not require a paintbrush in hand
- My Shadow ~ from the great window behind me
- Hubby’s Corner ~ we share an “office space” but he only gets this one little corner
This is the painting created for the article. You can see it in all of the stages here: Southwest Art Magazine Karen Burns
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