Even though my studio is painted a very dark chocolate brown, I often dream of a white walled studio filled with natural light. I like to keep things neat and tidy as I find sparsity keeps me focused on the work in front of me and simplicity helps to keep my mind from being overwhelmed. I also dream of working once again on large rolls of raw canvas as I did over fifteen years ago. Perhaps at some point I will remove the carpet and everything but my taboret from my studio, paint everything white and play, play, play. I dream of creating extremely large, organic, color-filled pieces.
The first studio is of one of my favorite artists, Georgia O'Keeffe - so bright and white. The second space is that of Agnes Martin, a Canadian abstract painter whose space is probably my favorite. Helen Frankenthaler is an artist whose work is really after my own heart...she used raw canvas and her entire body to create the most wonderful color field paintings. Genie Maples is an emerging artist whose work (and space) is absolutely stunning and which reminds me of a lovely local artist's work, Cindy Delpart, but with even more vibrant color. Lee Krasner, whose work I like even more than her husband Jackson Pollock's, makes me desperately want to convert our garage into a studio with large windows facing the garden. And the final two photos, of German artist Conny Niehoff-Malerin and Dutch artist Willem de Kooning, just make me happy with their beautiful, beautiful paintings...and I love the fact that de Kooning used small tubes of paint, just like I do (I love squeezing out fresh paint).
AIRdirondack Art Project