Monday, October 29, 2012

An Afternoon in the Art Studio



Some of you have inquired about how the studio looks when I'm using it.  I think some of y'all are a wee bit skeptical that I keep it neat, so here's what it looked like a few days ago while I was finishing my Bell jar painting.


I have my paints, paper towels, Q-tips, and brushes out.  I lay out my palette like you see on my palette paper.  My MacBook Air has my image on it I am painting from, and my iPad is tuned in to Pandora radio.  


I sit on one of the poufs, and Bonnie likes to sit on the other one while I paint.

When I finish I do put everything away except for my brushes, painting, and easel.   I store other paintings I am working on in pizza boxes I keep in the armoire.

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

18 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the painting, and that is not nearly messy enough! I would have to put tarps down as nothing would be safe!

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  2. The Bell jar painting turned out so nice! I knew it would be the perfect picture for you to do.

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  3. ohmygosh i LOVE that painting and my work station is so much messier than that when i'm just writing papers! you're always an inspiration!! are you going to be selling prints of that painting? if so, i'm interested!!

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  4. Oh I love that one!! You make it look sooooo easy.. Fergus says hi to Bonnie...

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  5. beautiful you are so talented

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  6. I used to paint. I really miss it but I just don't have room for all of the stuff.

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  7. Hi Ricki Jill, You studio looks beautiful and sooo neat. I love the butterfly lamp shade. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  8. I love the bell jar painting!! What? How do you keep that studio so neat? Wow. When I paint it's not neat, can I just say that much? Good for you. You are probably more organized than I am. I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants kinda gal. Wing it! probably why my blog is not that organized either....

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  9. I like that you are neat and organized. I concentrate better that way. Even when cooking up a storm, I put away things as I use them and wash up as I go along. I really love the painting you are working on. Pizza boxes...how clever!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Ricki Jill,
    What a beautiful painting and such a serene setting. Bonnie looks very happy to be your companion! :-)
    Karen

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  11. J'adore your painting - so soft (how do you get that soft look) and so beautiful. Tell my your studio doesn't stay looking like that when you paint. How about you show us a during photo. Don't you have a palette that looks like a total mess - mine always do.

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  12. You're so TIDY~ love your ball jar painting! Your canine companion looks perfectly content on her pouf :)

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  13. Beautiful painting and beautiful art studio. You have a great system in place.

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  14. Great room to work in and the painting is really beautiful.

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  15. I absolutely love this painting! And love and envy your neatness! I must be under the misconception that I've done a lot of work when I leave everything out! Beautiful roses and I love your Bell Jar!

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  16. I love that painting too!!!! is it for sale???

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  17. Wow! I love the entire place Ricki. I think I can stay there for a day. Everything I see is pleasing to my eyes. I also can't help but notice the orderliness and cleanliness. My own working place is way below your place haha

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  18. Gorgeous painting Ricki Jill and your work area is so neat and pretty too! Bonnie is such a cutie perched there on her pouf...adorable!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Cindy

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