Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Tom Hudson

To address my acute storage problem, I decided to convert our two-car garage into a full-time studio. Unlike my current studio, the garage has a high ceiling, which means I can work more easily on large-format paintings. Besides, I already use the garage to stretch and prepare canvases.

In order to re-purpose the garage, we are installing a 10′ x 12′ shed in the backyard. We will move the camping, boating, and garden equipment–like the lawn tractor–into the shed. The garage doesn’t have north-facing windows but it does have good light. We will install baseboard heat like we did in my last studio in New Jersey.

So, after mid-August I will have my current studio with its bank of north-facing windows and the high-ceiling studio for big paintings.

In the studio 7/4/14

Here are recent unfinished paintings. The bottom two are from a batch of 30″ x 40″ canvases. That batch of paintings have nothing in common except size. I stretched a half-dozen at one go. The middle painting began with a closed window, I then opened the window and added a landscape view through it. Now, as you…

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Happy 4th, everybody. There will be fireworks over the lake tonight.

Perfect day on Lake Erie, July 4, 2014

Perfect day on Lake Erie, July 4, 2014