Friday, December 2, 2011

Walls Tell No Tales

 Two coats, "Wet-Look Lacquer
...and Floors Leave Every Single Step.  The walls in a gallery studio need to be plain and simple, a soft white that offers no competition.  I have worked in a lot of bars and fancy night club restaurants and those ceilings are almost always a flat black, blending a mechanical background into nothingness.
We watch where we step giving floors a significant meaning to a room, like a foundation on which everything is built.
   I left the scars, the old paint, the spilled grout, its colorful history and after a proper cleaning applied the two coats of lacquer finish.  I like it.  It will be easy to clean, has a lot of memory and a feel of "do what you want", you can't hurt me!
 View from my office door
This is my clean room compared to the shop half on the other side of this wall but it is still a space for an artist.  It will get dirty.

   I have begun to hang things on the walls, mostly blank steel-framed canvasses as an encouragement for me to do something.  I want a lot of open room on the floor so there will not be much permanent furniture there, mostly stuff displayed, benches and tables that are for sale.
 Sink Counter top
   My easels and painting stations are still stuffed into my office and are eager to get out, wanting to call this room home.  Soon enough the floor will be really dry and there will be a lot of organizing to do, places to put paints and the over 200 brushes that I found at a garage sale.  I still haven't plumbed the sink.  Much to do!

    The sink counter top is brand new concrete and has no history. no browns, no rust, no scars of past abuse and this is a photo of what the green stain looks like on such a virgin area.
I like it but it is missing the character found in the floor.

I get to work for a few days on my "trip bar" for the deer fence but soon I will post the completed gallery photos.

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Timaree said...

Love the floor. I happen to like cement floors and wouldn't mind having one but it would need to be stained and marred before it would look right. Glad you didn't cover it up.

Tiffiny said...

The floor is amazing. Can't wait to see the rest when your done.

Barbra Joan said...

ok ,, looks great Jerry and will look even more like a studio when you put all your 'stuff ' in it..
I can't wait for you to put that bar up over the fence on yesterdays post... It's disturbing me to think of those poor deer... Hurry up and get over there!!

SooZeQue said...

Man you did an awesome job! Congrats on such a big accomplishment. I need a space like that to have all to myself.