My back yard studio is almost finished! Yesterday the sheetrock was installed. Today I began taping the joints getting ready to apply the joint compund. Then we paint and move my art "stuff" from the third bedroom in our house into THE STUDIO!!!!!
Melissa and I started building the studio just about a year ago then I had to quit because I had to have an operation. By the time I had recovered and Melissa & the doctors would let me do stuff it was getting too bad to work on the studio and it became sort of a wood-working, storage and etc. place. I make many of the frames for my paintings as well as make my own Masonite panels from scratch. Every once in a while I'll make stretchers and stretch some canvas. I don't particularly like painting on canvas but making them is fun.
Here is one photo of the exterior and four photos of the interior - albeit a mess with ladders and tools and construction stuff. Melissa & I and built this thing completely by our selves. I had help from a neighbor with erecting the walls and the roof - I couldn't (wouldn't?) carry bundles of roof shingles up a ladder! I hired out the electrical, the siding and putting up the sheetrock.
Looking NE the door opens up onto an 4'x8' "proch"
Looking N.E. again - showing the little storage loft. The ceiling of the studio is 13 feet.
Looking N.W. The windows on the right face North.
This is where I'll put my painting stuff - easel, storage and etc. The dogs (two boy boxers and a girl miniature schnauzer) will hang out here with me if they aren't hanging out with Melissa.
Two antique stained glass windows on the south wall. Melissa bought them for me on eBay. We'll build some storage cabinets down low and display some artwork (gourds as well as paintings) above.
THE STUDIO! TA DAHHHHHHHHHHHH ! ! !
This is looking towards the Southeast from our back deck/patio. Melissa installed the rock walk that runs from our deck to the studio front porch.
The studio is 16 feet by 20 feet. The porch is 8 feet by 4 feet.