Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I painted today for the first time (outside of school) in my new studio. I should like to make up a new word here:  studio-ette  ~n. a very small studio; an almost-too-small studio; the studio belonging to Julie Crews. When Nan turned eight, I just couldn't bear the idea of the boys and girls sharing their bedroom any longer, so I downsized my studio from the space I was taking up in third bedroom/ playroom to a corner in our master bedroom. And so, with a smaller space for the New Year comes a smaller format for my work. For the next while any painting done at home will be done on prepared birch boards approximately 5.5 in. x 3.5 in. I am not used to working quite this small, but I think I am going to like how it lends itself to working quickly. I expect I will get many studies done working like this. Here is the first:


  1. I think you made a good decision but I know it must have been hard. I like this quick, loose study. I look forward to more :)

  2. you amaze me, I love seeing your work when you post online- it is so inspiring! I love the colors I have been seeing in your work recently.


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