Never Apologize For Your Studio….

My studio has its own personality.

Last time I worked…..

At rare moments it is the very model of simplicity and organization.

Getting started today….

But it is usually a monstrous clutter from one end to the other.

Closer image of top half…

A lot of people are surprised to see my messy studio.

But I could care less. My studio is the one place where I don’t worry, or notice the chaos and clutter. It and the world simple disappear, melts away somewhere beyond the clouds while I work.

Where I stopped today…

The studio is less important than other things, like the burning desire to paint. If you don’t have this disease, you can’t catch it from a nice studio.

Warren Criswell

Studio Ghosts: When you’re in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you – your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics… and one by one if you’re really painting, they walk out. And if you’re really painting YOU walk out.

Philip Guston

Until next time.

Peace, Valerie