Studio Virtual Tour

Welcome to my studio! Today is a happy working day in my studio and I’m glad you are here!

I use about half of a 12×12 bedroom for my art making, which is enough for now. Creative storage includes in-closet shelving for a good collection of blank canvasses and boards. Tools live beneath, and there’s some space for rolled paper materials in a basket in front of portfolio storage.

The very large storage piece in my studio is a flat file given to me by a former co-worker. It was given to her by a long time friend who was a Boeing engineer. The story goes that upon retirement, he started working in watercolor, and required a place to store large papers for his paintings. Being an engineer, he knew he could make a storage piece better than he could buy at a store. It’s oak, and perfectly made. No stubborn drawers in this piece. It was my pleasure to inherit this piece of furniture, and though I thought hard about all the floor space it takes up, it more than justifies it’s footprint with the amount of stuff I keep in it. I have hand-cut stamps, stencils, palettes, papers for collage and printing, a mat cutter, measuring tools, and below the files, a space for boxes of things I’m holding to use someday. I think it also holds the memory of a Boeing engineer’s ideas and images.

Beneath the paper covered work table is a drying rack, trash can and a little more room for storage boxes. Above the table are brushes that live on the wall in a set of drawers from Ikea which are always open, holding the brushes and other tools at the ready. I keep the things I use constantly right there on the table.

The floor easel is a recent addition that my husband altered to reduce the footprint.  Behind the easel I have a tall set of drawers for paints, mediums and varnishes.  It’s pretty ship shape, all in all, and I absolutely refuse to apologize for any mess caught in photos. It’s supposed to be messy!

One of the best things about this room is the light. I have two windows, one of which looks out on the backyard. It’s always green, some months greener than others! Immediately outside the window is a raspberry patch, and my raised garden. Can’t get much better!

Hey, thanks for visiting! Leave me a note and let me know you came by this virtual tour!

18 thoughts on “Studio Virtual Tour

    1. Lynette Hensley Post author

      Thank you Lena, that was a little bit new for me! Thanks for the visit — and I will see you more on ArtBizCoach!

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  1. diann

    Ripe with inspiration! I really like the poppies….especially the buds, drooping before the grand reveal. And I like how comfortably happy you look in your studio even more… Love you.

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    1. Lynette Hensley Post author

      I just planted poppies in my front yard this year, and I hope that they are as dramatic as the painted ones. It’s so nice to hear from you and I hope Bob is doing well and being comfortable too. Love you both — back atcha!

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  2. Galena

    Thanks for the tour of your studio. I’d prefer to share a cup of tea with you but this was sweet enough for today. I love your new poppies but even more love the ladies standing on your flat file. In my wildest dreams, those lottery tickets I bought in Portland will afford a buying trip to your studio to bring home some of your paintings. Until them, thank you, thank you for sharing online!

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    1. Lynette Hensley Post author

      I miss you too, and look forward to tea at some time in the future with you. Thanks for visiting! I’m glad someone put me up to taking some photos and putting this together — I’ve heard from some folks who matter to me! Someday whether it’s a visiting trip or a buying trip I look forward to seeing your face and hearing your voice. (By the way, the ladies on the flat file are still available and I will do payments if that’s within your interest. [Actually they are a lady and a gent whistling into the air above, known as Misha and Natasha from the “people looking up” series.]) Love you dear GalenaSong

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  3. Vivienne

    What a fun tour! You have a great working space, and the drawers the engineer made are fantastic. Having two windows is nice, especially when you don’t have to see snow out of both of them for almost half a year, and can watch your garden grow. Thanks for letting us peek in on where you work.

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    1. Lynette Hensley Post author

      Not much snow over here on the left coast this year–and I was feeling for you in MN, but we do have those gray days to contend with. All that green helps so much! Thanks for visiting Vivienne!

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  4. Angela Bandurka

    Love the studio and how organized you are! You are right, you get a lot of light 🙂 This virtual tour is great, good idea, and good luck on the tour this year 🙂

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  5. Lynn

    Love your studio and thank you for sharing. It’s amazing how many supplies you need and how creatively you store them.

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    1. Lynette Hensley Post author

      Thanks for visiting, Lynn, if only I was in Edmonds, it would be perfect…. 😉

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