Well, we came back from our beach vacation this past weekend to find out that our building permit application for the garage/studio was approved. We were pleasantly surprised, especially considering it only took a week, and we had been warned that this process could take much longer.
I’ll not gloat too soon though. We have a long process and many permit applications yet ahead; but at least we can get this ball rolling. I’ve got to get some painting and packing done today, but soon I will share my little floorplan I’ve worked out for my workspace. Meanwhile, here’s aÂ related question I’ve just received from a fellow artist, followed by my response:
Q: Just moved into my new home. I have a north facingÂ
wall with lots of windows and storage space, now I need a wall paintÂ
color… any suggestions???
I am just getting started building a studio, so this is a topic I need to investigate myself. My main thought is to do something neutral. White can tend to make the light bounce around a lot, especially if you have lots of windows. You might check out artist Casey Child’s blog post about the paint color he picked. A lot of portrait painters are into this neutral gray-green. I have no problem with the hue but I’m a littleÂ afraid the value shown at the above link would be too dark for me. But it could just be my monitor or his photos –or it could be that the walls don’t need to be as light as I think they should be (Any thoughts, anyone?) In any event, whatever color I am considering, I’ll try out in swatches in my own space first. Paint colors can look very different from one location to the next.