Flower Pots at Heathcote

Flower Pots at Heathcote
9x12 acrylic on canvas

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Take a walk through my studio....

I thought today I would give you a little tour of my studio. Many of these paintings have sold and have been replaced with other paintings.

My studio is quite large--the size of a two car garage--but it seems it is never big enough! I have a large table (above) where I normally frame and cut mats, work on large projects, etc. and in this photo, I was having an open house, so I used it to display smaller paintings.

I have two tilting drafting tables where I work on many paintings. I use a big standing easel some, too, but I have it low enough that I can sit to work. In my youth, I always stood to paint, which may have taken its tow on my legs. At any rate, I now need to sit the long hours I paint, with breaks frequently to walk around and stand back from the painting to see the work from a distance. That way, I get a better idea of perspective, color harmonies, shapes, etc.

You might notice the air purifier, circulator under the drafting table. At times, when weather permits, I open windows, have a ceiling fan on, and turn this purifier on to freshen the room. I was once very sick from painting on flag cloth that contained formaldehyde, and was hospitalized a number of times, so I caution all artists to be very careful with your supplies, and with good ventilation in your studios. I hope you have enjoyed seeing where I work! Thanks for looking at my blog, Egretta


  1. Your paintings are wonderful. The problem from the legs is probably worse from the florist work...standing in one spot designing so long. I certainly have the same problem.

  2. Karen, you are definately right about florist work being so hard on one's legs. Remember, I had surgery on mine once a long time ago. Florist work is very hard work!