I recently discovered Seth Apter's blog - The Altered Page, which is geared towards mixed media artists. I find mixed media fascinating and wonderful, probably because I don't do it and it seems daunting to me. He regularly profiles mixed media artists on his blog, and it's always a good read, regardless of the medium you work in.
In today's post, he invites artists to post photos of their stacks: of art, paper, journals - whatever...because yes, we've all got 'em. I've got stacks of pastel paintings, some carefully stored in a covered storage box, and more recent ones haphazardly stacked atop each other on my shelves. And lots of oil paintings - on canvas paper, board and panels.
So, I rounded much of everything up, including a 20 year old sketchbook, and made stacks on my studio table downstairs. What you don't see is the surrounding clutter and shelves full of art supplies, large unfinished paintings and frames on the floor, and the general miscellany that goes with being an artist.
|Studio stacks - the gestalt|
Included is an in-progress painting and the computer monitor I use with my laptop,
the bin for my oils and my pastel trays
|The pastel stack - over 200 paintings!|
Most finished, some not (including several plein air pieces)
|Side view of the pastel stack - the scrapbook holds earlier ones|
Behind the stack is an old wooden box for still life props
with all the 1:2 format plein air pastels I've done this summer
|The stack of oils, my favorite sketchbook, and some small pastels in glassine|
Good grief! Now I need to put it all away...