|Not my studio|
This is not MY art studio. Though sometimes I do feel like I have "opportunities" lying around everywhere. When I shared images of my real studio (on a better day), I received this image in reply. Craig Marshall Smith sent it to me. He tried to tell me that this was his studio!!!! I instantly knew better than that. Craig is an art instructor I had a Metro State a lot of years ago. We have reconnected after finding that we were both showing in the Lone Tree Art Exhibition. Back in my student days, I remember being initially scared of Craig. I knew him as demanding, difficult (but fair) fastidious, and yes we would both call him a "curmudgeon."
Check out his website at: http://www.craigmarshallsmith.com
THE REST OF THE STORY: This is actually a photo of Francis Bacon's studio. Bacon (1909-1992) was an Irish/British figurative painter known for his bold and raw imagery. He was a rather roguish fellow and we shall leave it at that. What is extremely interesting is his studio. In 1998, The Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane was bequeathed Francis Bacon's studio and all its contents. Conservators, archaeologists and curators tagged and packed, catalogued and moved everything in his studio including the dust. The floor, walls, doors, and ceiling were all removed and relocated. Over 7,000 items were found and catalogued. And in 2001, his relocated studio was opened for public viewing.
PRICELESS! Sure makes me feel good about my studio even on a bad day!