Janice Tanton's studio gets a facelift and re-organization. These before and after pics show useful ways to store and organize a creative space.
It's "all in the family" when it comes to creating work in the studio. Everyone inspires and assists when the studio is located in the middle of the home and the hubbub of family and home all takes place around the work.
Tanton's Red Canoe Series is all about perfection, movement and change which forever surround us so it seems quite apropos that these are her first finished works for 2011. For thousands of years, the canoe has been the perfect model of perfect design, where form and function cannot be improved upon and relate directly to the intended use. Aboriginal people all across Canada and in other countries around the world, understood the value and intrinsic spirituality of this vessel. In it's original form, regionally refined, the canoe is the most perfect design in all respects. It allowed for survival and transportation in harsh conditions using indigenous natural materials in a sustainable way.
Stage 3 of the first two works in the Red Canoe Series - 2011, by Janice Tanton.
As a mom and an artist, time is valuable. Here are 7 things I try to do to maximize the time when I can't paint because the studio easels are filled with drying works!
Works in Progress - Red Canoe Series, 2011.
"An exhibition of one's work in which passion and your human capital is invested, is an intensive, life-changing experience. It is like giving birth - the experience & responsibility lasts much longer than the show opening."
A sneek peak at the underpaintings for two new large red canoe pieces on belgian linen that are on my easel.
Meet Murphy!....Murphy's oil soap, that is. "Murph" is one of the most efficient (and most economic), hard-working studio assistants I have.