Studio Al Fresco

My New Front Yard Studio!

The life of a self-sustaining artist often involved sacrifices. Yet... sometimes what initially feels like a sacrifice can turn out to be a benefit. Take my new pop-up outdoor studio here. When we found our adorable bungalow, I realized two bedrooms was a tad small for 4 people including one artist and one musician. Yet, it turns out that the tree-shaded driveway makes a better studio than anything I have experienced inside. Today I did my first painting here, and I was entranced by the warm summer breezes and birds chirping. Plus there are no houses across the street, so I am just looking at trees (very inspiring).  Of course, when winter comes, I will need to find an alternative. I am already looking into renting a space in the lively River Arts District. Why not be where the people (other than the mailman) stroll? We will have to see how this turns out.

Encaustic painting, "Breaking Open" next a quickly drying palette of wax

Encaustic painting, "Breaking Open" next a quickly drying palette of wax

Finished New 8x1- Encaustic painting, "Breaking Open" -- available today in my Etsy shop.

Finished New 8x1- Encaustic painting, "Breaking Open" -- available today in my Etsy shop.