By a Waterway, 2015, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"
I primarily work out of the Esplanade studio, but am setting up a home studio in the back bedroom of my new home so that I can work there, too. There's a nice big closet for all the materials artists love to have handy. My materials includes several types of paint--acrylic, oil, water soluble oil, watercolors, pastels, and a few inks. Then there's the painting supports--stretched canvas, canvas boards, all kinds of papers, notebooks, sketchbooks, colored paper. Then something to work with--brushes, pencils, pens with brush tips or not, watercolor pencils, oil and chalk pastels.
Mostly stand at my easel while painting. I've put in a nice big table so I can sit for drawing and sketching. That's where I'll do the drawing for an upcoming children's book. At the moment there's a daybed, too, making a comfortable place for family to sleep when the house gets crowded.
Unlike some artists, I prefer to work in neat surroundings. I like to know where everything is, and to put it back when I'm finished with it. It helps me to clear my mind for the work at hand, and to focus on the painting in front of me. I'll post some photos when it's all together!