Which are the most desirables characteristics a Studio should have? I`m planning on building a studio for me and I know I have to look for northern light, but I really need to know more aboutr it. Can anybody help?
There was recently a special issue of AA about studios, very interesting read - I certainly learned a lot.
My 2 cents, from my studio experience: storage is important and articifial light in the work area as well. I live in Canada, where the winters are long and days short. So I have a good light (the bulb is like the natural light) - you can find these in art stores. I typically work on multiple pieces at once, so having room for multiple easels is important to me.
Hope this helps.
Suzie and Raul, I am so glad to see your comments here. I had asked what colors were good to paint the walls and there were some good suggestions for that, but now I am past that stage and trying to problem solve for storage and placement of items. I have one wall that is already non-negotiable because of a counter top that is already attached to the wall. I went ahead and left that in place for now because of the space it gives for painting. I am thinking of also checking to see if the library has books that might help solve some of the storage problems. I am planning on checking the art store to see if they carry some of the natural light bulbs (I know that they carry the entire light).
MARGO, HERE'S BLOG I FIND FROM A PAINTER WHO BUILT HER OWN STUDIO. (I FOUND THIS TODAY) http://diaryofastudio.blogspot.com, IT MIGHT HELP YOU WITH YOUR STORAGE SPACE. IT DID HELP ME OVERALL. CHEERS
YOU 'RE RIGHT, I FOUND THAT AFTER I POSTED MY QUESTION. AND YES LIGHTING IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. DO YOU HAVE A CENTRAL LIGHT? OR MORE LIKE DESK LAMPS AIMING AT YOUR SUBJET AND OTHER TO YOUR WORK? OR HOW IS IT ARRANGE? T0 MANY QUESTIONS, PARDONEZ MOI.
MARGO, I FORGOT TO ASK YOU, HAVE YOU DECIDED WHICH COLORS TO USE ON YOUR WALLS? I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT TOO TODAY
Raul, thank you for the information. Yes, the walls are already painted and I hope I made the right choice. I used a white that was very lightly tinted with yellow. Not a bright brash yellow. I am thinking that because there is already a little yellow in the walls that I might have to be extra careful with my lights so that the reflected light is as balanced in color as possible. There is one overhead light centered in the top of the room so I am going to have to experiment on how to get shadow control. It is not easy to draw or paint when your body is in the way of the light and casts shadows on your paper.
Thanks for the information that you sent.