Well it has been a while since my last post and for good reasons I must add.
I have officially subleased my Toronto studio space located in the Distillery District, although I loved the creative vibe and artist neighbours I needed space and lots more of it. Actually not just space for my large works , but the right space to get the large canvas INTO the studio. Ground floor needed and alas my studio space was 4th floor with a 100 year old freight elevator that could not handle anything larger than 8 ft.
So goodbye space it was great while it worked.
Now the real adventure, challenge, pursuit began. Where and how to find a space that could accommodate all my studio needs, as well as artist needs… like allowing and encouraging creativity to abound.
So the challenge was on.
MY STUDIO WISH LIST:
industrial like space
main floor 800-1000 sq ft
roll up door
windows and natural light
close to home
near other artists
safe and secure
I have yet to find this dream space, but I am looking high and low and know I will find it soon.
In the meantime I have been picking up the paint brush in my totally converted garage to studio. But due to space I am limited in canvas size. This fact has me working on, what I term small, 4 x 5 ft canvases (like the one in my temporary studio pictured below)
I am enjoying the process, but I realize my real affection is the large 8ft and more canvases that allow my to get my artistic “vibe on” so to speak.
So I will keep up the posts ( I will try, how is that ) but really I just want to paint.
Some really big paintings!!