Sunday, November 08, 2009

Late night painting in the studio

The main easel area

My acrylic palette during the middle of painting

Up late tonight finishing up a few paintings in the studio. I always finish the small studies in one go, but the larger studio pieces I usually leave and look at awhile and see if there are any adjustments I want to make. The pics above are of my main easel area. Artist Mike Rooney inspired the idea of using pegboard on my studio easel. His is the same way. It is easy to switch out paintings quickly with the hardware, and I can have multiple small paintings on the easel at one time. The pegboard is reinforced on the back with wooden boards so it will hold the weight of the paintings and stand up straight without bending. I works great for me. The idea came from seeing Mike's easel. I can't take credit!
To view Mike's blog, visit . His impressionistic style work is awesome!


mike rooney studios said...

thanks for the link to blog! looks like you've been hard at it. keep slingin that paint!

Justin Holdren said...

Hey Mike, thanks! I have been slack about posting new work, but I have surely been painting. I'm pulling another Late-nighter tonight just because I'm in the creative groove tonight and don't want to lose it!