There is one more weekend in the Philomath Open Studios Tour! You will find me at David Paul Bayles studio on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5pm. For those of you who don’t live close enough to visit, I thought would share a peek inside the studio, showing my work.
First off, the studio is a gorgeous space. It’s a repurposed pole barn, which has been finished to be a warm and welcoming multipurpose room. All of the wood on the interior and exterior is from their property. David uses the space as his professional photography studio, for portraits and commercial work, but it also serves as exhibition space, dance hall (that gorgeous floor is a sprung dance floor), and classroom. This is the place I held my first Smartphone Art workshop.
My corner of the studio for display is by the two-story front windows. I have six framed Treescapes on display with a spinning rack for smaller prints, and a box of greeting cards.
David rigged up wonderful way to separate the room as well as provide more hanging space. The wood you see here is a door, and after the Open Studios he is going to create a table out of it. Creative, huh?
As for my framed pieces, I’ve been working on a new presentation method. The images are in a deep frame, floated on a backing mat board, and shown without glass. I was getting frustrated with working so hard to create a beautiful print, only to put it behind glass and have it be hard to see because of the reflections. Without glass, the viewer can really connect with the work. It does take an extra step to add a protective coating to the paper, but it’s worth it.
One of the best parts about printing my own work is that I can play with papers and presentation like this. These prints are on a heavy, textured fine art paper and I’ve roughed the edges. It suits the subject, don’t you think?
It’s taken a lot of time and experimentation, but it was worth it. I’m very pleased with the result, and it’s generated a lot of interest.
Even if you can’t come to the Open Studios Tour, one of these pieces could still be yours. These framed Treescapes are $175 each, plus shipping to wherever you may be. Contact me via email or the contact form on my site if you are interested.
I hope you enjoyed this virtual visit to my space in the Philomath Open Studios Tour! Thanks for coming by. It was lovely to share this with you.