Changing paths was more getting back to my roots of representational drawing and painting.
About a year and a half ago we decided to move. A bigger house and a place for a studio. These next series of blogs will follow the progress (hopefully) of the studio build.
I think it was October of 2012 that I finally secured a contractor. I'm fairly handy and I knew exactly what I wanted. There were, however, a couple things that were over my head and I wanted them to meet code. I met with several companies and I went with the people I am using because I felt comfortable and they said they could do what I wanted. They asked how long I planned to live in the house. I guess it's because although I wanted to do a really nice job, taking a garage out of the package of the house would decrease it's value. I said I plan to die here; not today or tomorrow, but I'm never moving again. It's a really nice house and we are really happy. My children can deal with that problem.
I gave them some money and they went away.
My space is a "super" single, detached garage. It's close to 400 square feet. I would've wanted more, but I have a workshop space in the basement that I can can use for storage, framing, and whatever else I need. It is also doubling as my studio right now.
So the space will be used just for painting, drawing and teaching.
In April I got the drawings. The start date was scheduled for May 1st. They have started, albeit a little late and are well under way. I gave them some more money.
I will blog it's progress and go into detail what is being done and why.
Here's the where it's being done:
That doors opens facing north.
We will remove this overhead door and seal it.
North side. French doors and a big bay window.
It will be a very nice view into the garden.