This past week, I re-arranged my workspace inside my studio so that I have more places to work on more projects and commissions. More places to create.
But the inside of my studio is just part of my space. I am so inspired when I am here, not just by all the paint and supplies within my reach but also by the farm that surrounds me.
I did a bit of staging with a old ladder and a colorful Anthropologie chair. What do you think? I think I need to do this more; make my surroundings a part of the story of my art.
Here is another shot of a recent city painting I did on a vintage frame with a backdrop painted on a reused plastic sign. I love the contrast of my colorful city against the barn. I love how the shadows of the trees reflect on the glass. I want to paint these trees as a backdrop on another painting.
This property is my muse. Creative ideas grow alongside the rows of corn.
Here is a shot of the side of my studio taken from behind this old tractor.
Here is a closer shot. Plein air painters often paint outside the art center just a few feet away. I love that.
My side door is painted "Lucky Orange". I do feel really lucky to create in this cottage on this farm surrounded by other artists and farmers working the fields. These colorful chairs made from recycled plastics are the perfect place to catch up with a friend over coffee or a glass of wine.
And after the painting is done, I will use the farmland around me to showcase my art.
Not sure why I haven't done that sooner.
But I am so ready to do that now.