I have been thinking about altering the layout of my studio for several weeks. Over the last few months I have come to realise that the layout at present just isn't working well. I have corners that fill up with clutter, the access to my easel is easily blocked and my table tops soon become covered with STUFF.
I need somewhere to store blank supports, and also work in progress, and work which is finished, but may be worked on again. I also need somewhere to put work up so that I can see and assess it over a period of time.
I have accumulated a large collection of jugs, bowls, cups and the like, for my still life set-ups, and these are stacked precariously in plastic boxes. I would like them to be out on show, but not in the way.
I have come up with some ideas that I hope will cover most of the above problems. It does mean that the two large IKEA wardrobes that I use as storage cupboards will have to be moved - and of course emptied before they can be moved! The two bookcases are also being moved. So I am not going to be able to do any work for at least a week.
In between heaving all this stuff around I hope to be working on all the ideas that are spinning around in my head, after the visit to Hull museum. I also have ideas for new work in general. I may post some preliminary sketches, but I really want to keep these ideas to myself for a while.