Sunday, December 26, 2010

What Color to Paint A Studio?

A conversation that comes up quite often between artists is what color to paint our studio. We love light and we love color and so are tempted to express our artistic sides on our studio walls as well. NOT A GOOD IDEA! Ok, so then what IS a good idea? I think my new friend, Judy Crowe, just may have an answer complete with visual aids! Please check out her post dated December 22, where you will see her newly painted studio. In her December 26 post, she shows four paintings; two of which were done when her studio was yellow and two in her newly painted grey-green studio. While all four paintings are very beautiful, you can clearly see the influence of both the mood and the color of the studio in each painting. I leave it to you to decide which you prefer. After all, it is YOUR studio but I'm leaning strongly towards the grey green for my own. 

How about you? What color is your studio? How do you feel it has effected your paintings? Whatever color, I am convinced it affected your mood even before you set your canvas on the easel  as well as the color choices that went into your painting. I'd love to hear your opinion.

Thanks, Judy! Lesson learned!