|At long last, my new wall with an "In Progress" observation/drying ledge.|
|Steve installing the sill plate.|
Well, the big deal is I'm not really done. I'm in the process of putting together a glass palette 30" x 20" (I'm waiting for the glass to be tempered). And I'm thinking of hanging a full size, wall mounted mirror opposite the easels for checking out compositions. Constructing a backed platform stage mounted on a tri-pod for still lifes, so I can paint from life, when driving to an open figurative studio session is out of the question due to weather, isn't a bad idea either. On casters. It wasn't easy moving my shoe set up out of harm's way and back again undisturbed.
Reading Schmid, Swatland and Wilcox has ignited strong interest in developing clean, controlled work habits in a well organized workspace. My new wall was a good start.
A well organized workspace helps to make painting less of a struggle and more of a joy. Lots of practice in that space is what makes a fine painter.---L.W.Roth