Still Life in the Studio
I’m all settled in the home studio and I am loving it! It is so nice to walk out our back door, smell the flowers, hear the birds, and step into my studio. Short and beautiful commute! I do miss my darkroom, but I’m sure I’ll at least make a small darkroom for developing film here at our house. Heck, I had that in my studio shed back in Denver, so I can do it here too.
The home studio has nice natural light with north and east facing windows and allows me to work on small still life photos without having to setup studio lighting. The birdhouse in the photo above was found in our woods this Spring. I’m not sure how I missed it the several years we’ve lived here, but I think the previous owner made it and it must have fallen out of a tree. I love the textures and the rusty nails.
I’ve rarely done color still life over the past two decades, but I am enjoying the subtle colors in these new works.