Friday, July 25, 2008
(Top:) "Window Series #13," by Lorie Baxter
Oil enamel and Galkyd on copper
33 1/2" x 33 1/2"
Copyright 2005 Lorie Baxter
(Bottom:) Detail: "Seven Abstract Paintings," by Lorie Baxter
Oil enamel on metal
7" x 7"
Copyright 2006 Lorie Baxter
My good friend, Pendleton Oregon artist Lorie Baxter emailed me her response to my July 18 post about studios:
"On the subject of studios...I've had only two...little and big. Big lets me do more, including painting larger pieces. But in addition, big lets me have work around for inspiration, for working on a series and for looking at things over a long time...I also think having the studio well away from the house is important. It lets me focus on my work. Having a studio at home (I have a small one at the beach) allows for too many distractions...
"I love my studio in terms of size and lighting and type (big, high old auto-body paint shop). I have excellent movable storage bins and great big work tables and big flat files to store works on paper. But it is along the river in Pendleton and I don't feel safe going there at night alone...so am thinking I'd like to have one on our land at home, but well way from the house, a separate building...with north and east light. So...I'm planning."