Sunday, August 30, 2009

We've been doing a bunch of piddly (but necessary) things on the studio the last few weeks - I didn't want to bore you with the details. But, in the last few days we made some big moves, mostly in preparation for leaving town for a few weeks. As you can see below, we wrapped the entire studio/garage with Tyvek. Like a big present!!

Then we installed all the windows and doors. The latter took quite a bit of work because, even though they were pre-hung, our slab edge wasn't exactly level so we had to shim things quite a bit to get the doors to open/close correctly. Below is the door to my studio.

The stuff you see all around the edges of the doors/windows is called ProtectoSeal. It's a REALLY sticky rubbery stuff that will keep any water from getting inside the walls around the openings. The three windows you see below are along the back of the building, my north facing studio wall. I will stand near the nearest two windows to paint, as you'll see in future photos.

We had some roving teenagers recently in the middle of the night caught siphoning gas and stealing tools from neighbors, so we took precautions and ordered a security system for our house and our new building. Better safe than sorry. When we return from Germany we'll get started on the siding, and then the inside!


  1. I've been waiting for an update. My daughter and I are building our studio and I was enjoying the updates on yours.

  2. Hi. My wife & I put my studio together last summer and your blog of photos is something that I wish I had done. NOW. Then it was too much to do another "thing". It's really looking good and I know you're going to enjoy your space when you're all moved in.

    Happy holidays,
    Ken B.

  3. Hi Carol,

    Thanks for sharing virtually every detail about your life as an artist. I can't express how much enjoyment you provide with your info, comments and tips, frustrations, etc..
    One question; Will the windows on the right of your easel cause your arm to throw a shadow on your canvas? Or have I simply failed to observe that you're left-handed?

    As always, thanks.


  4. Love your work Carol - and the blog is great -
    quite cheered me up thro an english winter.

    regards. Vonnie

  5. Thank you everyone for sharing in my joy! It has been a long journey, but worth every minute.

    Gary. In addition to the window light I have a daylight balanced florescent above my easel. This is a little stronger than the window light, so any shadows from the window are minimal.