I have two art studios. One is in Idaho. And one is in Illinois. I mostly do oil painting and watercolor in the Illinois studio and acrylic and watercolor in the Idaho studio right now. It's good to keep the oil paints away from the water-based paints. Although it's not necessary to have two separate studios. It just worked out that way for me. It does help keep, like I mentioned, the oils away from the acrylic and watercolor paints. One nice thing about summer is working and painting outside. I also do most of my varnishing outside in the summer months. I just have to make sure it's not a windy day.
I am pretty much caught up on all the orders that came in last week. Thank you, everyone who placed an order! I am starting some new art projects including birds and other still life and floral paintings, some animals. I am also writing a book on acrylic paints. More to come on that later. What are you interested in seeing from me?
It's time to prepare more wood panels for art. To prepare wood panels, first they are cut to size; second, a notch in put in one side for hanging; third, they are sanded on all sides. Finally, each panel is gessoed and sanded three or four times with a 24-hour dry time between each layer of gesso drying. Then they are ready for the first layer of paint. :D