Friday, November 9, 2012

What's New: Painting Storage

Some artists are lucky enough to have their own studio space with plenty of room to store their artwork and supplies. Then there are those of us that are lucky to have a spare room (or two) in the house or garage. My office/painting studio/art room is a typical bedroom with a smallish walk in closet. Last night my husband decided he needed to tackle his office which meant rearranging for me too. Most of my large paintings took up residence in his office closet. It is a lot bigger than mine, so it was a good fit for awhile. But he has acquired quite the collection of hunting and fishing memorabilia/paraphernalia which needed a new home, so it was time for me to do some rearranging in my storage area.

For years we've been talking about building a storage unit for my paintings. They seem to multiply around here like bunnies! Anyways, I'm not quite ready to let them go out into the pottery studio. I don't think it would be a smart move considering the temperature out there in the winter, the spiders that like to take up residence and the hay that trickles in with every feeding...with that in mind, my husband built me a nice storage unit in the art room closet.

lower storage
large paintings

upper shelf with smaller canvases

I love it! It looks great and I have all my paintings in one place. By looking at the pictures though, you can see there isn't much room at all for new work. So I'll have to find more space soon, but for now, I'm very happy with my storage unit.
Do you have a storage area for your work? What do you do when it crowds you?
I'd love to hear what you do! 



longstringer said...

well it sounds like we need to build you a studio doesnt it?
better get some ideas together.
your welcome baby!!

Jeanne said...

Very nice! He's being quite the handyman around there!