Which got me thinking about the ideal studio, and this is the wish list I came up with.
|My studio, not perfect but pretty good.|
- Close to home. Ideally walking distance, possibly in the garden, but for me not in the house because domestic life gets in the way of painting.
- Plenty of bright clear light, either artificial if you must, or large windows for natural light. Many artists say north light but the brightness from a south facing window is useful as long as you can filter it with either blinds or paper.
- The studio must be warm, but capable of a lot of ventilation in the summer.
- Which brings me to good ventilation, you don't want to expire because you've inhaled too many chemicals.
- It must be clean. Who does that is the difficult part.
- It must be quiet or if it's not have only noises you want to hear, e.g. crashing waves, trees rustling in the breeze.
- Easel, seat, table or flat surface, and storage.
Desirable but not Essential
- So much space you could hold a party in it. I wish!
- Telephone. Or you could use your mobile.
- Internet and computer.
- Running water. I would love this.
- Comfy chair.