The Artists’ Studio: Designing The Perfect Studio

Designing your perfect studio: What Yours Can Look Like

Some people can be creative anywhere they go and sketch the perfect sketch or paint the perfect painting, others gather their creativity from the environment around them. Having an artist’s studio is the perfect way to create a space purely for the sake of making art. They are completely customizable to the artist so that they can get the maximum focus, creativeness and stimulation they want or need. For those looking for their own artist studio or improve their existing studio, here are a few pointers, tips and things to think about:

Lighting is always a bright idea:

Lighting is always a bright idea!

Lighting and color can play a large role in how you feel and how you are able to focus in your studio. Having natural light be able to penetrate your studio can be a big advantage to artists struggling to find their creativity. Studies have shown that having natural light in your studio or workspace directly enhances creativity. Since daylight synchronizes our circadian rhythms, or our sleep-awake cycle, having daylight available can make us feel more awake and focused, and boosts creativity and cognition. Many famous painters’ studios like those of Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Cezanne had large windows for this very reason. 

Color can be another influencing factor. Brighter colors make people feel more at ease, and therefore stimulates the more adventurous, imaginative and creative centers of the brain. And since different colors have different effects on people, painting your studio walls a certain color can be great for making you feel more innovative. For example, Green is the color most considered to promote creativity, although Blue is calming and can help you focus on your work.

Don’t Stress About the Mess! here are some great supplies to help Designing your perfect studio!

The Mezzo® Artist Paint & Brush Racks are a Game changer! Upright, Easy to view, Paint and Brush Organizing System. The racks help you to organize your paints and brushes while also making it easy to grab what you need while painting.

Mezzo® Artist Paint & Brush Racks
 

Keeping your studio organized and clean is also a great way to inspire innovation and creativity.

 

Furnishing for functionality: HG Art Concepts Artists Storage Chests

A compact and decorative way to store your paints and brushes! Unique design allows you to mix, match, and stack. Lined with foam or including three removable slots!

HG Art Concepts Artists Storage Chests
HG Art Concepts Artists Storage Chests

Premium Studio Organizer at an Affordable Price, Keep your studio clean and organized with these Deluxe Artists’ Storage Chests! Many artists enjoy the practical features of the drawers. Transform your studio into a professional workspace that you will be proud to show a collector during a studio visit!

A clean workspace leads to a clean mind after all

Try storing all of your paints, brushes and other materials in a taboret or organizer to keep your studio from getting cluttered up. And all of your canvases or finished paintings can be stored in print & drying racks, which are the perfect space saver to keep your studio open and flexible so you can take on any size of project.

Print & Drying Racks
Print & Drying Racks

Finally, having the right tools and equipment can have a big influence on your art. Like to sit while you paint your masterpiece? Try a H-frame easel that lets you raise and lower the height of your canvas. However, if you like to paint at home and on the go, a French easel might be more your speed. Or if you prefer to sketch, Art Horses and Art Benches are the way to go. They come in a wide variety of styles from traditional to modern, so they can match virtually any studio!

Go for a great functional Taboret

Painter's Taboret
Matisse French Painter’s Taboret

Making Painting in Any Room More Pleasurable! With a Workstation!

Todd Reifers Signature Artist Workstation
Todd Reifers Signature Artist Workstation

Having the wrong kind of equipment can definitely add to your stress and block your creativity!

BONUS! Want to keep all of your paint colors, dry media, wet media swatched? Are you tired of spending all your time prepping swatch grids by hand?


Overcoming color swatch chaos is not so simple but not it can be with he Painter’s Color Diary by HG Art Concepts in versions
1. Oil & Acrylic Color Diary Pad, 9″x12″
2. Watercolor & Multimedia Color Diary Pad, 9″x12″

Think how much easier it will be to plan your paintings with all that important information in an organized format!

Painter's Color Diary by HG Art Concepts
Painter’s Color Diary by HG Art Concepts

And remember, your studio is designed for you. So make sure it inspires you!

 

For more inspiration, here are some studios of famous artists and painters:

 

Jackson Pollock, Painter

Jackson Pollock, Painter

Willem de Kooning, Artist 

Willem de Kooning, Artist

David Hockney, Painter

David Hockney, Painter

Pablo Picasso, Painter

Pablo Picasso, Painter

So what does your dream studio look like? Let us know in the comments!

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