Studio corner

I’ve spent some time these past few months making my studio a better place to paint — adding lighting, clearing out junk, etc. There’s still a bit more to be done but yesterday I spotted this big old chair on the other side of the room and I had an idea. I dragged and pushed and dragged some more until I got it into the perfect spot in the corner right next to all my favourite art books. When school finishes next week I hope to be spending some time there, catching up on reading. Sketched in a Saunders Waterford FatPad, 140 lb Rough, 28 x 38 cm.


32 Comments on “Studio corner”

  1. Sue McKee says:

    What an inspiring watercolour. Such a great subject. I’ve just bought your Mostly Montreal book and love it and today I received both of your instructional videos. My be-lated birthday presents to myself. I turned 70 in September. By the time I’m 100 – I’ll have learned something about watercolour – let’s hope so. Sue


  2. Bernadette says:

    Great sketch, only a footstool would make it better…..for me! Hope you are able keep your appointment to spend time there during your winter break. The room looks inviting.


  3. That looks so cozy! What a great space.


  4. geoff says:

    Not if your dog gets there first.


    • She’s pretty good. She knows where she is permitted to go, unless she jumps up on all the furniture when we leave the house. But so far no evidence of dog hair on the sofa so I suspect she’s good all the time.


  5. WOW, just perfect!!! – with a side table for your glass of red wine… and I’m with the footstool idea too 🙂 You are always inspiring, Shari – immediately I want to sketch my studio! Thanks!


  6. -N- says:

    Perfect! As mentioned, you need a footstool, but I would add a good reading lamp, and a table for your wine or whisky . . .


  7. joantav says:

    Looks like the perfect nook to sit and read. Nicely done! I hope you get to enjoy it.


  8. Donna says:

    A perfect place…enjoy!!!


  9. lise says:

    Oh! very great Shari … it is looking like a photo !


  10. gaelle1947 says:

    Oh how inviting! And I agree with one of the readers, I’m sure Alice will be claiming that warm and cozy spot!!


  11. Alison says:

    How evocative. I love the shadow of the chair and the tone on the wall. Great painting.


  12. Kirk says:

    Enjoy your new space!


  13. Judy Sopher says:

    What a lovely painting. I’m not the only one to use the word”inviting”. Will you ever retire from teaching-at a school that is? Never from here, I hope.


  14. SusanA says:

    I agree with the others–an inviting sketch; a table, a lamp, a footstool, maybe an old quilt, and Alice…the perfect reading corner! I’d love to take a look through all your favorite art books!


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