For those of you who missed my Open Studio Tour this past weekend...
As you can see, my book cases are stuffed with art books. In the back left of this picture you can see my favorite "corner posing chair." It was a cheapie used furniture find and resembles a chair in a John Singleton Copley painting.
On any given trip through my studio you are apt to find assorted drapery hanging around.
This is my model stand and a good place to spread out and sort through reference materials. The "stand" is made up of wooden cubes that I can arrange or stack however I wish. I like to photograph the subjects here (at eye level) so I don't have to bend way over for hours during a photo shoot. Ouch.
This is storage space over a staircase. It holds rugs, drapery and other props.
That long silver pole thingy cranks open an upper window that I couldn't reach any other way.
This is what is on my easel right now. At the end, I finish painting the picture in its frame.
That's a portrait of Ruth Christensen (my mother) in the red dress on the far left - watching that I do my best & keep my studio reasonably neat.
She was a teacher and felt that to teach was the noblest profession. I tend to agree with her - hence this blog. Thanks mom.
The fall foliage is spectacular this year. Here's a little peep at the leaves outside my studio window today.