Tuesday, January 29, 2013

my art supplies

 This is an aerial view of what I like to call my paint desk.  All my art supplies are ready and set for me to paint.  I keep my micron pens in a little travel bag.  Fresh water is very important when I paint.  It needs to be clear so I change often.  If the water gets muddy, trust me, your paintings will be muddy too.
 My most favorite paints are a boxed set of Pelikan paints.  They travel well and are easy to work with.
 I bought this Ikea -Alex flat file rolling drawers which is home to prints, some original work and paper.
One of my sons assembled it when he was home and it did take him a few hours but it works well and was reasonably priced.  It is very heavy before it is assembled but comes with wheels which make it easy to move around my studio.
Here is the Pelikan set all shiny and new.  It comes as a water color set or as an opaque set.  I really love it.  If I need larger quantities of paint then tubes are also available.  You should be able to find them on line or at a nearby art supply shop.  Most art supply stores are happy to order for you if you do not see.

28 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

So that is how you create your beautiful artwork! You seem very organized and ready to go. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

It is nice to go "behind the scenes" with you, Patricia...thanks you sharing! xoxo

pve design said...

Kathleen,
Thank-you. I shall share some of my messes too.
pve

Sandy,
Thanks for your comment. I realize that so many people want to go "behind the scenes" so I am working on sharing more of that.
Can you share some travel tips for packing. I tend to over pack wherever I wander.
pve

for the love of a house said...

What is it about paint supplies?! I don't paint, but love to see them. Maybe its that they result in such lovely gifts!!
xxojoan

pve design said...

Joan,
I think good supplies in the kitchen, in the studio and in the home make things run smoother. I can always tell a lot about the supplies kept in one's home. Sharp knives, well stocked pantry.....fresh linens.
All of it does add to the love of a house....and a studio.
pve

quintessence said...

I'm with Joan - something so inspiring about paint supplies - even though I can't paint, I still love browsing! Love your creative organization!!

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Tawna said...

I remember an art professor continually reminding students how important it was to keep a tidy working area. I think you would have received an A+ in his class :).

pve design said...

Stacey,
Thanks so much for popping in....yes, I am one of those that cannot start the day unless my bed is made.
I do function much better when my day is organized.
pve

Karen Albert said...

Patricia, thank you for sharing your work space. I need a rolling cart like yours and will definitely look into the Pelican paints!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Artists Series

annechovie said...

I love seeing your art set-up! I have an "Alex" cabinet and it's been one of the best things that I ever bought - iy wasn't easy to assemble, though (all those cads!).
Sending sunshine & hugs your way! xo

Stephanie Sabbe said...

pretty set up! love seeing inside an artists space!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

love this peak behind your work process. Does the table stay so neat while you work or is this 'photo ready'? hehe.

Mary Timmers said...

Thanks for showing us your "stuff", Patricia. As a fellow artist, I am always curious what other artists use to create their beautiful work.I work in oil, but I so admire anyone who does watercolor like you do. I think it takes much more skill, thought and planning! And your paintings are wonderful!

Have fun getting lost in creativity and beauty.

Love,
Mary

carlee {deliciously organized} said...

Loved seeing your work space. So organized & beautiful xoxo

Jennifer C. Webb said...

LOVE this post. Love to see where successful artists work. Just like your work...your workspace is clean and fresh. Bought my first free-standing easel just last week...busy arranging my station. Perfectly timed post...very motivating

red ticking said...

the magic wands and color.... so lovely friend...xx

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

I admire your organization!!!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Patricia- That is the source of all your magic! How lovely! What a wonderful place to work.

Loretta

Lobster Meets Peach said...

There was a time that I was a studio arts major and this post makes me miss all of it. Even the messes that happen with trying to be an artist!

BRASWELL said...

How I adore seeing how & where you work/play(it is called play to me because you are doing something you love and I can tell you do.)Thank you for sharing, patricia.
xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Patricia, The colors are so yummy; and your feet are cute, too. I hope that you are ending a huge care package to the sweetie that assembled it for you.
Be well.
Mary

vicki archer said...

Patricia, Your work pace is so well arranged and the thought of all that beauty emanating from those Pelicans is a delight... How wonderful to have such a talent... xv

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

oooo..... thanks for this peak inside your workspace. I'm surprised by how simple (and clean) it is. Thanks for letting us know which paints you love too.... might need to get some of these for the budding artist in my household!

Elizabeth said...

What a great drawer chest--seriously, that does not look like an Ikea piece! I have also have that same little green paper block in my drawer--there is nothing like a great tool! Thank you for sharing your work space.
~ESM

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Love seeing how you organize your work station. Always inspiring to see how other artists work.

Thanks,
Liz

Elizabeth said...

Ok, this is driving me crazy...WHAT is in the spray bottle? :)

LindsB said...

A perfect work station for the most talented artist I know!