My messy art studio after an art show

My messy art studio after an art show

Well, another art show has come and gone. This time it was Funk in the City and it was a fun show. I sold a couple paintings, lots of prints and cards, the weather was great and as always I met a lot of really cool people. The best people go to these things! I meet such interesting folks oh and I got a lot of new contacts which is great.

In the above photo, you can see my art studio is left a total wreck after I am humpin’ to get last minute paintings finished. Last week I had 4 paintings going at once in one stage or another. I finished varnishing and finally went to bed about 4 am. The painting on my easel didn’t make it. So that’s next on my finish this list.

Here’s a close up of my work table next to my painting easel. You can practically see which painting went with which painting pallet. I keep them in ziplock bags to keep my paint from drying out even if just to take a bathroom break. I’ll have to straighten this up to finish the painting on my easel. I’ve got paint and brushes under there that I’ll need. I’m the type of artist that needs to have everything out so I can see visually what I’ve got to work with. I’m an OCD’s nightmare.

My messy art studio work table after an art show

My messy art studio work table after an art show

Below is my booth this year. I made a new sign for the back of my booth. I like it, don’t you? I need to make more signs for the wall with some paintings on them I’m thinking. Liven it up some. I had the greatest booth mates on all sides of me. In fact, I did a little trading art with the one on the right.

outside art show booth with tent

Here are two more views of my booth including a straight on view and inside the booth.

outside art show booth with tent, inside view

Inside my art booth – cozy huh?

outside art show booth with tent

Looking straight in my art booth

It’s always a learning experience for me to see my booth from photos. The show just whizzes by in a fury and I really don’t get much of a chance to stop and take notes about my booth and how to make it look better and be more efficient. That is, if it’s a good show. I always try to get photos of my booth, inside or out, to see it more from a shoppers point of view. Each show I learn something or discover something to change or tweak.

Back to my studio real quick, today we’re getting a much needed cleansing rain. It’s been something like 39 days since we’ve had a measurable rain. Everything is parched even though I water, not to mention how dusty everything is. My gardens seem to be getting renewed. Too bad a killing frost is not far off.

Here’s the view from my art studio today looking out into Studio Gardens (the area of gardens in front of my art studio). Wow, I really need to clean those windows!

View looking to the right from my art studio window

View looking to the right from my art studio window

View looking to the left from my art studio window

View looking to the left from my art studio window

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