The back story:
We moved downstairs 3 years ago because I couldn't climb the stairs 70+ times a day. With three dogs and the kitchen downstairs plus, oops I forgot sometime, it was endless climbing. When my sister moved in, she took my fabulous studio which was great. My bed in the former living room was quite an obstacle with her and her two dogs climbing up and down all day so I moved my bed to Brian's old room on the second floor. Now with the easel and all the pastel supplies I have been squeezed so tightly that I have to move furniture to paint. Also the downstairs is darker than Brian bright corner room. He gets sun all day so now I've moved ALL the pastel supplies, pastel box and easel to the bedroom. What a job. I also needed my Chromebook with speakers, a lamp, sketchbook and on and on.....Here is where I am now.
I know it looks austere and it is. I only go up to sleep at night but now........
I moved the easel and pastel box up with a 2 X 4 table to hold the pastel box.
Now a 6' table with light, Chromebook (online lessons) with speakers, sketchbook, pencils erasers and on
First lesson in her 26 week pastel paint course. I have been doing art since I was a kid but I want to approach this as a neophyte. No arrogance on my part.
A bit wonky but I need to learn how to use these sticks. The periphery of the paper is where I test colors and flatten new stick. They are hand made and irregular so flattening is necessary.