I was going through some things the other day and found some interesting old photos. I have not always had a dedicated space to use just for my painting, but I have always tried to take pictures of my works in progress, and just finished. Looking back at these reminded me of all the different places I have made my art, and the reasons I made it. These are not great quality photos. They were taken with cheap film cameras usually using a flash. Before I knew much about photography and before the days of digital cameras. I thought you might enjoy getting a peek into how my art evolved.
I painted this first piece on my breakfast table on a tiny folding easel for my son Matt.
This piece was back when I painted in my garage. I’d open the door when the weather was nice to get the natural light. I built the floor easel from scrap lumber I had. This was taken sometime in 1991. This piece is lost, so if you stumble across you have found an original.
This piece was done in 1997 on a tabletop easel. The flash really washed this one out.
The Loggerhead canvas is show on the second floor easel I built. By this time I had moved to a spare bedroom as my studio. It had one nice window for natural light and an overhead light for artificial lighting. This photo was taken sometime in 2000.
This is another work done in my spare bedroom studio in 2001.