NOTE: Several of the photos are duplicated in this post. I was unable to remove them. They don't show up while creating the post, just when it's published. Oops!
Artists are often not noted for being the most organized people in the world, but taking the time to organize supplies in your work space is time well spent, especially, if like me, you have way more art supplies than you can ever possibly use.
When I was fortunate enough to add a large studio to our home, I thought I had tons of space. Now, four years later, it is crammed to the gills with paintings, canvases and supplies for six different media. If they weren’t fairly organized, I would never be able to find anything.
I’ll begin today with some tools and materials, and in a future post I’ll talk about organizing my finished works.
The Tools and Supplies
Whenever I purchase any new supplies I immediately label them. To keep my oil brushes separate from my acrylic brushes, I dip the ends of the oil brushes in red acrylic paint (dries fast) and put them in a container just for oil brushes. I label the tops of all my mediums so they are easier to spot on a low shelf. I keep all of my drawing materials in cups so that they are easier to see and reach.
I try to keep all similar materials together in one space if possible -- notice the pastels are ordered by hue and value.
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