No matter if it's a professional art studio, dedicated room or corner in your bedroom, it is your Artist Workspace, and it's a very special place because this is where all the magic happens.
It's a place, where you should feel good, and where every little speck should work for you, your creativity and inspiration. Which is why it's very important that you make this space as comfortable and personalized as possible!
Make some room for art! 😀
Although there are no strict rules about the organization of your artist workspace, there are definitely some recommendations and essentials I want to tell you about.
Artist Workspace organization essentials
1. Proper lighting. Daylight is your best friend and there is nothing better for painting. I always try to catch as much of daylight as possible, but it's not always an option. Which is why it's very important to have a proper lighting in your art space. First of all, it has to be a white light, because any other color (like yellowish light) will distort your colors. Second, your source of light has to be bright and pretty big, just a side lamp wouldn't work.
Tip: if you are righthanded, make sure your source of light is on the top left from you, and if you are lefthanded - top right, this way the shadows from your hand will not be on your way.
2. Artist Palette. Palette is a surface on which you mix your paints, and it's necessary for your painting process unless you splash/pour your paint directly onto the canvas. Palettes vary in shape and materials they are made from. Check out this article to get more information about artist palette.
3. Easel. It's a convenient holder for your canvas or other painting support. There are many different designs of easel available on the market that vary in price greatly. Read this article to find out everything you need to know about different types of easels.
4. Water Glass/Cup/Bucket. You need it to clean your brushes while working with paints.
5. Cloth or Paper Towels to take extra paint or water of your brush.
6. Apron. Painting process can get quite messy, try to protect your clothes from paint stains as much as you can.
Few Personal Recommendations:
2. Make your artist workspace helpful and inspiring. Surround yourself with things that help your creativity flow: inspiring pictures, references, color combinations, magazine clippings, color wheel and theory, the proportions of the human face and body.... it can be anything! Enrich your collection every time you see something you like and make your art space unique and rousing.
3. Make your own creative chaos if this is what you want! I'm not telling to make your space messy or dirty (which is actually just fine if this is how you feel), just don't worry about any restrictions or how it looks to other. It's only yours!
Have fun and let yourself be a dreamer 😉