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.