Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Paint Supply Storage, Hideaway Shore painting by artist JoAnn Sanborn

Hideaway Shore
acrylic on canvas, 48"x60"

The sun is low in the sky in this large painting, done from under the trees on the shoreline on Marco Island. There's a nice end-of-the-day feeling to it without it being an actual sunset. It's been out on loan to a local office, but changed out recently and now it's at the Esplanade studio. Stop by and take a look at Last Wednesday Art Walk this week!

Today I have a paint supply storage tip for you. Most artists can't resist a new tube of paint, but knowing what you have and where to find it is sometimes difficult. Artist visitors to my studio in the Artist Colony always comment on the way I store my paints.

I use a a 16 pocket, clear, over-the-door hanging shoe bag to store my paint. The paints go into the pockets according to hue around a traditional color wheel system, with the neutrals and earth colors in their own pockets below.

I don't remember if the idea is original or borrowed, but in the home studio it was a welcome, behind the door space saver. I can easily see what colors I have plenty of, and what hues might be running low. A quick glance or checking one pocket speeds up re-ordering, too.

Just Google "over the door clear shoe bag" for a variety of options and prices, and you can choose your own easy storage system.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

That's a beautiful painting and the shoe bag thing is genius, borrowed or not!!
I had SUCH a great time last Friday on our Everglades Adventure! Thank YOU!!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

We did have a great time, Mary. Thanks for the great lunch, too. Looking forward to another adventure soon.

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