Here is another update to my studio that my husband and I are working on. You can see we have purchased and installed the largest easel created by Mark Carder. It's sturdy, easy to use, and looks good.
We've also installed 8' darkening curtains from HMC Display behind the easel, 4 of them.
On the left, because space is now at a premium, we had to combine Mark's other Easel design with his Photo Stand. Now we have a fully functioning and easy to switch two-in-one easel and photo stand.
Because I hope to be painting into my old age, I put wheels on Mark's palette table.
This next project was not so successful probably. Just finished it today. I attached a backing material to the painted glass palettes but I think this material may loosen in parts and have to be smoothed back into place occasionally. I used Home-it Chalkboard Contact Paper Decorative Contact Paper 18-inch By 6-feet Set of 2 Contact Paper.
We built a three-tiered 8' high screen that will wrap around the palette table to solve the reflected light problem. The HMC Display curtains will arrive next week. There will be a canopy atop this screen to completely block out the rest of the reflected light over the palette table.
Due to lack of space, we built a Drying Rack which helped immensely when painting the backs of the glass palettes.
I'm including a view of the inside of the refrigerator showing four smaller palettes ready to use. We protected the glass shelves with thin masonite boards.
Here is a photo of Mark's Brush Holder with paint brushes in place. Nice idea for holding wet brushes tip downward.
Any questions or suggestions will be appreciated about this once-in-a-lifetime work effort we have embarked upon. Thank you very much Mark and David Carder and other members of DMP for inspiring me to begin this adventure. I read your posts over and over and over again almost every day. I'm always amazed at the quality of information I find here.
Hope this helps others of you who are thinking about building a studio or are in the midst of doing so or simply just love looking at other people's work spaces. I love it here!