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I have been trying to find a studio I could rent out in my area in Northern Virginia, and I really can't find anything unless its a shared space. I had my home studio setup in my apartment, but I recently got married and I just can't really work at home anymore. Not only is my apartment small, but my wife constantly interrupts me with questions, or comes in and looks at my work in progress which is really annoying. Now I know why so many artists left their wives to go to the South of France to paint till their time ran out
Even if I did have the space, I need a good place to meet with clients and to work with models... wife walking in and finding a nude model on our living room coach is not how you want to start a marriage...try to explain that one to a person who doesn't understand art or artists!
Anyone out there going through or have went through the same ordeal? anyone have any suggestions? I even thought about renting office space but I don't think you can paint there... anything really big I can't afford either...looking to spend $300 to $500 in a 300sf space. I even thought of renting storage room and painting in there... don't need north light, I have studio lights I use... any suggestions or ideas? I sold a few paintings and got a few commissions, but I still work day job full time...looking to produce 10 solid portraits in the next year before I start marketing and trying to paint full time living off commissions (the dream). Suggestions please
PS. my production is like one painting a month at the moment trying to squeeze in time between work and when my wife isn't home...