Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Middle of the Week.....

While it was raining yesterday, the sound was loud from it falling on the skylight in the gallery. I don't think I have ever taken a single photo of the view through the hole in my roof but I did get this one taken. The old silver maple is framed in the opening. For an artist studio, the skylights have been so important in getting good lighting for working with color.  It isn't like paining outside but it is closer to having true light.

I had to install this one light because the old one shorted out leaving a dark area in the gallery.  This photo sort of shows what it looks like.  The paneling was a quick solution for the ceiling of the gallery when it was first built 30 years ago. The plan now is to take that all down and rework the ceiling. I have to see what is under there to work with before I make a decision.  When the paneling was new it looked really good.  Now the paneling is failing in places and it has to come down.  It is in 4 by 8 sheets so it will come down quickly. Taking the panelling down is one of the reasons the whole room has to be cleared. Putting down a new floor is another good reason.

Things will be coming down off the wall also. I took photos so we can remember the good old days as to how they were arranged.  When I hang artwork I usually shift things around and treat it like a picture puzzle. All of this work was painted by my wife.

This painting was done so well that the horse looks like he is watching me as I take things down.

It is Wednesday and it is going to warm up some more today.  I forget that we get a spring thaw in the middle of January.  I don't think it will actually happen but being above freezing for part of the day is a win, win situation.  We have errands to do today so we will be venturing into the big city.  Thank you for stopping by today.


Patsy said...

Your days must go fast---So busy!

Far Side of Fifty said...

The horse is looking at me too. How wonderful to have a skylight! Is Della giving up painting? I hope not! Now that you are retired I figured you would get around to painting again! Brace yourself the deep freeze is coming:)