Vermont oil painter, It's all about color, Nature, People paintings,
Saturday, April 11, 2015
A WORKING ARTIST'S STUDIO
Here is a view of my studio. The photo makes it look much bigger than it is. I offer this picture a counterpoint to the notion that a clean and orderly studio leads to greater creativity and productivity. I notice that this idea is mostly promoted by people who call themselves artist advisors. These people are organizers and writers - probably not visual artists. If being neat and tidy works for them, then they should be that way. But how can they know anything about what will work for another person. If I ever do get around to cleaning up my studio, my next act is to start messing it up again. I do concede however, that it would be nice to have my table top free of clutter so that I could do something on it. Instead, I open up a folding table for a project. Then I fold it up and put it away so that I cannot put any stuff on it.