Sunday, February 8, 2009


5 x 7, oil on panel

This is another of the Daily Paintings that I posted to eBay. I was thrilled when someone bought it immediately.

Several months ago I bought one of those three tiered wire carts from the Big Box Hardware/Everything stores - when I was on an organizing kick and trying to be space efficient. The cart is on casters, which makes it easy to move around. I keep all my paints and supplies on the lower shelves - and it works great for this.

Once I decided to paint still lives, I realized I needed more space again. The cart came to my rescue... I moved my palette to the table in front of the easel and set up my still life arrangements on the top. This cart is high enough that I can place something at slightly below eye level, as in the painting above, and also stack up a box and an old painting panel to lift the arrangement up to eye level. For lights I sometimes use a cheap, goose neck desk lamp with a 60 watt bulb. Low tech to be sure, but it works.


Constance said...

Sue that is a wonderful painting. I also enjoyed your elements series.
AND the meaning behind your work-- the love that goes into it.
That is how I feel as well.
I want to uplift people.
AND luckily, usually get that chance whenever the studio is open. We are a magnet for artists.
I wonder about going with etsy...
and welcome ideas, suggestions, and you can email me through my website. THANKS!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Congrats on the sale of your tangerines painting. It's lovely. I enjoyed viewing your stills also.

VickiRossArt said...

Fabulous, Sue! I have little painting stations set up all over my breakfast room...similar to your rolling cart! Just depends on what you feel like doing. AND it helps to not be OCD about the mess until I get my new studio done. I'm enjoying this space so much I may not give it up totally!

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