Saturday, January 12, 2019

Small studio solutions

We all dream of having a big, beautiful studio in which to paint our horses, but the truth is, amazing art can happen anywhere. In today's post, Stephanie Blaylock gives us a tour of her small but beautiful studio space. Thank you so much, Stephanie!

Small Space Solutions

by Stephanie Blaylock

January is my “studio” clean and restock month. We live in a small cottage type house and my “studio” is literally under a window in the kitchen. Here’s how I make it work...
I use natural and fluorescent light. I could not paint without my light with its moveable arm from Jerry’s Artarama.
Small vintage cabinets hold the goods.
These were thrift store and flea market finds.
Plastic drawers from WalMart wheels hold supplies.
Fat brushes/small brushes in a vintage tray
Acrylic paints,
chalk pastels...
and Pan Pastels all have their own places. I have more colors ordered for my NaMoPaiMo horse.

I store spray cans on their sides. This is a tip from Charlotte Donahue. There is less settling in the bottom of the can, making them easier to mix.  
Here's a look in my supply drawer. I use the plastic bottle lids for mixing paint and scotch tape for covering up eyes that have been glossed if I need to seal again. You can see the little squares I tear off.
I also have a stack of reference books, but these days I mostly use my phone.
Here's a picture of Stephanie with her 2019 NaMoPaiMo horse. I can not wait to see what she does with it.
I also can't wait until Heather Malone's Candyland Live show, which will be held April 13, 2019 in Aurora, Colorado. Stephanie will be teaching a medallion painting clinic in the show hall after the last champion is pinned. I am signed up and ready to learn!

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