art studio advice needed...
I just rented a small studio (approx 15x18), concrete floor, french doors, one window.. nothing else inside (so no sink/water)... it's not far from my house so going back and forth is not an issue... but how do I furnish it?*
The reason I did this is because I was gifted 56 canvases, many as large as 5'x4' and my home situation just can't handle large. I just started oils also, so this studio is strictly for large canvases and oil. I'd like to get right it the first time, so I'm looking for advice on what I should furnish it with. I can't decide should I get carpet or pads, how to handle the 8' bulbs in ceiling, etc. I'll probably build a floor to ceiling drying rack... I have no idea. I'm sure I'll be carrying brushes back and forth for cleaning.*But I have no clue what kind of easels to get, how many, table/chairs, couch, rugs, lighting, supplies, etc. I do normally stand while painting, but I have also never attacked anything bigger than 22x30. I imagine this will be a weekend "escape" for 6-9 hours each day.
I just started with oils 3 weeks ago, and I only started painting/drawing 9 months ago, so this will be immersion. Any advice is appreciated.*First oil attached, this is probably typical of what I will be doing.