Hi! I am Ashleigh
and I am an artist.
We will set up my studio.
Go shopping for decorations
and create an oil painting.
New Beginnings: moving into my first studio, decorating, painting and more.
新的开始：搬进我的第一个工作室 装饰 绘画等等
The empty studio
I just moved into an apartment with this beautiful sunroom.
It gets so much natural light
and would be perfect for my art studio.
But first, let’s go get some decor!
so, hopefully that will all work out and look good together.
And not like a bunch of random stuff lol
I found a lot of great items at the thrift store,
mostly things to help with organization, like jars or containers
that I could store my supplies in.
I also picked up this inexpensive rug from Ikea.
It will help to keep the floor clean when I’m painting.
So while its empty and clean
the plan is to put my easel over there in the corner
and then maybe a bookshelf
on this side of the room, maybe two?
I would also like to get a desk for this corner
and probably put it by this window.
Im not quite sure what to do with this side of the room yet.
Setting up the studio
Quick update, we have two shelves in here now.
I am still waiting to get a desk,
but it’s finally coming together!
I wanted to get my painting area set up as soon as possible,
because I haven’t been able to paint with oils for almost a year
while they were in storage before the move.
But now, it’s time!
Time to paint
Since I have not painted with oils in a long time,
I decided to do a master’s study
to keep the process as simple as possible.
I got this art book when I saw the Monet exhibit
at the Art Institute in Chicago.
His work was incredible to some person
and I loved being able to examine every brushstroke.
I’ll be creating a study of Monet’s “A Cliff”.
I really loved the color palette he used here.
Something about the muted pastels,
mistiness of the sky,
and unexpected vibrancies in the cliffside
really resonated with me.
I once heard that
when you cant think of something to create,
you should do a master study.
They are a great way to improve your skills
and learn from those with much more experience.
Through these copies you’ll find yourself
inherently picking up the techniques,
color palettes, and styles of artists you admire.
You can then use these skills to create better works of your own.
The thing I enjoyed the most about this study
was learning how to make my brushstrokes more intentional,
but at the same time more expressive.
Monet was really really good at this kind of thing.
I also loved building up the layers on the cliffside
to create a sense of depth both visually and physically.
Finishing touches and decorating
We have a desk!
This is the “Alex” desk from IKEA
and it will be great for sketching and editing videos,
and with that we have all the furniture I need to finish the studio!
I went to the store
and got some medium sized plants
that can kinda go on the ground
beside my easel.
I hope I do not kill them
because one of them is a Fiddle leaf fig which is notoriously hard to keep alive.
扎瑟纳（z z 植物）
The last thing I’m going to do is
hang a few paintings and picture frames on the wall
and then I think the studio is pretty much done!
It’s kind of crazy!
Most of the artworks im hanging on the wall are from 2017, i think.
I kind of have setbacks,
you could say, in my art career for the past few years.
I lost sight of my love for art and
tried to pursue different career paths
that still involved creativity.
To some point, but none of them really left me feeling fulfilled
its important to give yourself time to
try other things and learn different skills,
but its hard to completely ignore a passion like art.
If you have had it your entire life, like I have,
eventually, you’ll find, it comes creeping back
into your life forcing you to confront it.
I decided a few months ago that I could
no longer ignore my passion for art and creating.
So,now i get to say i’m a full-time artist,
this is what I’m doing and
this is what i want my whole life to be about.
I’m excited to share that journey with you all.
The final results
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Hi! I am Ashleigh