Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Everybody UP!




I'm trying to get my studio less cluttered.  I mean, it's 1,200 square feet, and you can hardly MOVE in it!  So.  All the framed pieces that I don't HATE are going up.  The framed pieces that I do hate are coming out of frames, frames stacked in my big built-n drawers, and they're getting painted over.  That's it.  And the hundreds of paintings that I actually don't like are going to get painted over or tossed.  THEN the ones that need or may benefit more work will go in a special bin.... and those I'm reserving for history (heh heh! - in other words, pieces that have a sentimental value to me, even though they may not make the grade right now) will go in other bins, against the wall.  Here's some bad shots of what the back end of the studio looks like.  There's so much light (yes, there is a thing as TOO much light) that everything is back lit and hard to photograph!

5 comments:

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Wow! Kelley, how wonderful! You have a huge studio! Thanks so much for sharing these photos. It's so much fun to see where other artists work! I love all your work arranged on the wall! I also liked hearing about your system for decluttering your studio! You're an inspiration, as always!

Diane White said...

Kelley-Funny that I came across this post today. I just got back to my studio and was just thinking how much better I paint there and how much I love to be in my special cleaned up space. (Wish I liked to clean my house like my studio!) I did my studio cleaning sometime before Xmas and also had to sort through a lot of so so paintings along with some disasters. I too paint over the disasters and find it so therapeutic. Today I gave one of my so so ones to a 3 year old for his room. He loved it! I guess there is an audience for everything!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

That's funny, Diane... does the 3 year old need any more paintings? :) I know what you mean about wishing it were so much fun to clean your house! Nancy thanks, I'd love to see where you paint, too! Aren't we all so curious about that?

Nancy and the fatties said...

Kelley, only 1200 square feet? I love the light in there, you must really enjoy that too, your work is so colorful. I love seeing pictures of people's studios it is like a glimpse into their artistic selves.
Did you have any luck getting into the gallery in Portsmouth?
pughugs from Texas...

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love your studio and look forward to my spring visit!