The hot, hot muggy summers in Georgia are not really conducive to making paintings outside, so all of this activity is pretty much postponed until September and then it all really gets cranking until end of May. At this point, the work arrangement is an experiment that needs to be fulfilled. Even so, I know I am fortunate to have this space. At various times, I have had very nice larger designated studio spaces and also ridiculously small places that are truly rustic. No surprise the rustic ones seem to work best. No pretensions, just the work, and of course…soul. However the space does determine size and methodology.
In addition I am now making every canvas or panel no wider than 42 inches so that it can be transported easily and fit in the back of our vehicle. If there is a larger desired size the panels will be bolted together at their destination point. Hopefully this kind of modularity will make the panels and canvases easier to store and ship as well. This is all part of the ever-continuing process.