Sunday, June 30, 2013

All aboard....my studio

Thank you for coming to this blog carnival event! I want to thank Marla Laubisch for inviting me. I met Marla through the Daily Paintworks site. The internet has opened up a whole new world of comaraderie and support for artists such as myself. I hope you have fun taking the tour of our studios. There are about 20 of us.  Now let's get started ....
 
 
 So here we are at the outside of my boat, the Nirvana. She is a 50 ft trawler and runs on 2 diesel motors. There are 3 staterooms, 3 heads, a salon, galley, aft deck and flybridge and of course I would need to add a walk-in engine room (for my husband's sake).
 

 These are our neighbors. The commercial fisherman start at 5 and 6 am taking out their customers. I use them for my alarm clock.
 This is the rear or aft view. Sometimes I turn one of those chairs around and put my feet up with a nice glass of wine. Want to come over?
 Now for the interior...here is a picture of a nice clean salon and galley.
 Here is a picture of when I have it all going with my set up.
 A closer view of the set up.  I use a table top easel that I purchased from Utrecht. (I have 3 art stores close by. 2 Dick Blicks and 1 Utrecht.) A re-closable palette is on hand as I use Golden Opens that last me for weeks. I paint a variety of subject matter but usually have pet portrait commissions going on, like Louie here. Gessoed cradled wooden panel has been my preference for surfaces for awhile. I have better control over my paint. I often use my iPad when working from photos. They are so versatile. I also have my coffee on hand...very, very important.
Last but not least, the storage area. I should also mention that the trunk of my car is a well used storage area for packaging material, panels and easels. You have to use what you can, right?


And here we are again to a nice clean galley. It is a marriage saver. Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to see the latest painting I have completed just sign up for an email subscription above my profile, on the right hand side.

Here are the links for the other participating artists ...

Carmen Beecher

Sally Binard

Michael Chamberlain

Taryn Day

Sea Dean

Cathy Engberg

Sharon Graves

Joanne Grant

Jacklyn Karabaich

Marla Laubisch

Jo MacKenzie

Charleen Martin

Cindy Michaud

Linda Nickles


Julie Ford Oliver

Kim Rempel

Johnna Schelling

Carol Schiff

Sarah Sedwick
 

22 comments:

  1. OH MY!!! Green with envy over here. What a awesome environment you paint in. Yes please, to joining you for a glass of wine!

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    1. Just give me a call so I can vacuum beforehand! And red or white?

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  2. Kaethe, you and your studio are an inspiration!!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I always look forward to your posts for more inspiration!

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  3. You are kidding me. So far you win the award! You can tell I'm an artist. I kept reading it as salon and gallery. Too funny.

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    1. Well Sharon, sometimes it is....a gallery that is, although messy.

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  4. Kaethe, you're living my dream life! I can't tell you how often I've fantasized about living on a trawler and painting full-time. I know there are probably drawbacks, but WOW! Thanks for showing us your studio!

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    1. Thank you for putting this together!

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  5. Wow! Okay, that has to take the prize as most unique studio!! So cool. Great to see your space Kaethe. Thanks : )

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    1. It was wonderful seeing yours! Great pics too. You are an artist and photofragher!

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  7. Hey Kathe, I´m one of the carnival artists and I´m just stopping by to say hi. I also have a very mobile studio called a suitcase. I`m super envious of your boat. It´s my dream. Do you also have a house or is this it?

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  8. Ooops I just read your profile so ignore the question. Hugs!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by! And as you have read, I do have a converted bedroom in my father in-laws house. I haven't been over there much though. I have been working my other career as a social worker a lot.

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  10. Yours was my favorite! What a surprise to see a boating event. This has been an eye-opening event to go behind the scenes where the magic really does happen under all sorts of circumstances! hurray for us.

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    1. So true. I have loved seeing what other's do. There is a lot of knowledge out there.

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  11. Terrific! What a great place...and you are an inspiration keeping not only your space, your art and your careet going but doing it all so beautifully. sigh...

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    1. So nice of you to say. I wish there was a 30 hour day, I'd get more done! I am always feeling behind the curve.

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  12. What a treat this has been seeing your studio along with the others. Thank you guys for sharing. Yours has to win the prize for most unusual. What inspiration you have all around. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Carol. I am always scanning for possible compositions around here. There are many. Someday I hope to do a marina series.

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  13. Loved the tour of your very unique studio Kaethe! Such a beautiful lifestyle and a credit to you that you have integrated your art life in to it in such a streamlined manner!

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    1. Where there's a will, there is a way to paint!

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