Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Best Christmas Present Ever

I did it, got the studio finished in time for Christmas.  I decided to show two views of the room so you can get a clear understanding of just how big it is.  The image is fuzzy, I am still figuring out how to do the timed photo thingy and I may have not gotten the right settings, obviously.  We purchased a small heater for the room, but even without it, the room stays at 50 degrees even on the nights temps dropped to below 32 degrees. Now I have my very own Fortress of Solitude.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Progress on Fallen Angel

Here is my progress thus far on a class piece that I started and did not get finished.  I actually did not intend to have it finished by the end of the class.  I already had several started and was taking advantage of the critique process.  Eventually I want those wings to read as being made of gold.  I am toying with the idea of having some balloons in the foreground and in the background.  At this point though, I like the sky so much I am afraid I will mess it up. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Almost Back in the Studio

My car transmission broke and I am up here and no wheels.  So I spent today cleaning and reorganizing the newly remodeled studio.  Construction dirt is the worst.  I mopped and re mopped and re mopped and still there is a residue on the floors from the drywall and spackle dust.  Tomorrow I plan to start organizing myself for 2015.  Going to set up a planning calendar in the little office we use and post the same calendar in the studio on a dry erase board.  Hope this will help me to stay on target this coming year.  Then I want to set up at least three work stations so I can work on three projects simultaneously.  I seem to be at my most ambitious level just before the new year.  Lets see where I am in February.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Book Illustration Assignment

Our final assignment in the SmArt School class I have been taking, was to complete a book cover for a story assigned by an actual Art Director at a publishing company.  This artwork is for a young adult/teen book coming out shortly.  We had our critiques with the Art Director on Thursday and I received a very favorable critique.  Only two or three tweeks were suggested.  I will make those tweeks and repost shortly.  It was a real confidence booster.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Studio Ready To Paint

Brett has finished up the window trim and baseboards in my new and improved studio.  It is now ready for paint.........hmmmmm I wonder who likes to paint? 
I am imagining some shelves/worktables for students underneath the windows.  Did you hear that Brett?
Even with no heat, the room now stays at 45 - 50 % on the coldest night.