Thursday, July 30, 2009
My Studio in Little "Ole Sactown.
A fellow homey (Terry Miura) and oil painter extraordinare, posted pics of his garage studio... very well organized and appointed indeed. I noticed in one pic, where his garage door was open, parked in the driveway is the same black gas guzzling SUV that I drive except the interior of his vehicle is covered in oil paint smears whereas my vehicle, driven by a god fearing and clean cut acrylic artist, is bereft of such accouterments. A thorough description accompanied his studio pics, and at the end, he suggested that I post views of my studio, so here you have them. I rent out about an 600-700 sq. ft. space on the first floor of a mixed- use bldg. Top floor is living, rental units and the bottom floor is commercial units. I recently purchased an Olympus digital camera that shoots panorama views. Kinda reminiscent of Cinerama (if you are younger than 50 yrs. or so, google "Cinerama"). These three views are almost 360 degrees of the studio. I could not shoot towards my large window on account of it screwing up the exposure, but that's OK. The important stuff is within these three shots. Most of those airplanes hanging from the ceiling were built by me from paper model kits whereby you cut out all the parts with an exacto knife and glue them together with Elmer's Cement. Most all the paper model kits came from Germany. That's a 1920 designed Bauer chair in the corner where I sometimes park my butt to eat lunch or view the art on my easel. That one chair set me back $800 in 1976! The next view shows my $365, circa 2004, cheapo easel and a monitor that I sometimes use to view my painting photo references. It's hard to discern details on the San Francisco paper model cable car on top of the book shelf. The kit even came with paper litter. There is a San Francisco Chronical newspaer left on one of the passenger benches, a banana peel ( I predict a law suit ), and an umbrella!... very cool cable car detailing! This particular kit was made in the good 'ole US of A...not in China but in the good 'ole US of A! Moving along and finishing the Studio L tour is the third view. Notice the table and chairs on the right. That is where, twice a week, my wife conducts knitting lessons. She is a fantastic knitter! And that concludes the tour of Studio L where fine art and knitting prevail. DON'T FORGET THAT SEPT. 12 IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE SECOND SELF PORTRAIT GLOBAL LOVE IN CHALLENGE. CHECK OUT AN EARLIER POST ON THIS BLOG OR ON MY SECOND BLOG (SPGLOBALLOVEIN) FOR DETAILS.