by Ephraim Rubenstein | March 22, 2013
I live in Ellicott City, Maryland, a small mill town to the southwest of Baltimore. I have been working in this space for over fifteen years. Because it has nice big windows (as you can see), I use this room primarily for daylight setups. (I have an attic space that I use as well, but the daylight in that space is difficult to use, so I save that space for projects requiring artificial lighting.) The best part of the space is that it is right in my house —next to my bedroom, in fact—so I can roll right out of bed and start working with no commute. It also has beautiful light.
The downsides are that the room has a small short axis, so it is hard to back-up as much as I would like. Also, the windows face east, which means that the light is hotin the morning, and becomes cooler in the afternoon, as the sun turns the corner of the house. But all in all, I have a great setup. I just love my house, with it’s large rooms and beautiful windows, and I enjoy just being in it. Andrew Wyeth said that he didn’t have a studio, or one room that he reserved for painting alone. In this manner, he turned his whole house into a studio—it was all fodder for art.