My studio continually evolves as I use and finetune the space. A couple of weeks ago, I was doing some reorganizing and realized I could utilize the space to the left of the large hardware cabinet. Some picture ledges would give me a little more storage and would also be the perfect place to display my bottles of pigment.
What was hanging there before was a pinboard with color swatches. While I enjoyed looking at them, I didn’t really use them, so changing it out made sense.
I purchased THESE shelves from Target for $15/each and hung them in that space. The dimensions were absolutely perfect for my collection of bottled pigments.
I bought the bottles from Hobby Lobby, but I wasn’t able to find them on their website. They are in the glass aisle and I pick them up with they are on sale. The fun thing about these pigments is I purchased many of them when I was traveling in Europe last year and the year before. I made a point to stop into art supply shops in Paris, Lucca, and Florence and picked up pigments from each store. They are pretty and unique souvenirs. I picked up the rest online from various art supply stores.
I labeled each bottle with 1/4″ masking tape.
I decorated the top shelf with my antique French paint pots from Dreamy Whites, an antique ironstone palette from White Flower Farmhouse, and an antique palette from the French paint box I bought off of Etsy a few months ago.
This little corner with the picture ledges and bottled pigments makes me so happy every time I look at it! I haven’t had much time over the past few months to play around with mixing the pigments to create my own oil paint, but I have all of the supplies, so I hope to be able to dive into that fun world soon!
In other studio news, I painted this 16 x 20 piece as a warmup to the larger piece I shared yesterday. (I fixed the brand in the tree that looks like a dinosaur head! Do you see it?)
And I’ve been slowly painting more minis and color charts. I hope to get a nice collection of minis, charts, and some larger paintings together to have another original art sale in November.
I’m hoping to get some new index card art pieces in there, too. I have these fantastic green calendar cards…
Until I have more originals available, you can buy prints from Society6 and some of my landscape paintings are being sold in TJMaxx and HomeGoods. I haven’t spotted one, yet, but they are in circulation! Let me know if you see one…