Studio Progress: Sheetrock & Paint

For those of you planning to come visit me during Portland Open Studios the 2nd and 3rd weekends of October, you are in for a treat, as you’ll be among the first to see my brand new studio right after I move in!

Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction

Looks like I’ll be finishing everything at the very last possible moment. Over the past couple of weeks, the Sheetrock has all gone up, bit by bit!

Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction

I’m very thankful to have had a few trusty helpers for this task.

Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction

Deciding how to piece the Sheetrock together to fit the angled ceiling was a satisfying puzzle.

Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction

There was copious plaster dust and tools were strewn everywhere.

Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction

But it finally came together!

Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction

And voila–this week I have finally finished painting the walls!

Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction

It’s really starting to look more finished now.

Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction
Portland art studio of Cedar Lee, under construction

Yesterday, I painted the floor a light gray-blue (but have not yet taken photos) and today, I’ve started moving a few things in. There is a lot more work still to be done–endless details. But I’m getting there!

If you’re in the Portland, OR area and are interested in checking out my studio, along with the studios of 105 other amazing local artists, Portland Open Studios tour guides will be available online and at local stores (New SeasonsMuse, I’ve Been Framed, Blick, Collage, Artists and Craftsman) right up until the event, which starts on October 8.

Here are a few of the paintings I’ll have on display in my new studio:

Koi Circles. 24" x 36", Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Koi Circles. 24″ x 36″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Cedar Lee with painting: Oxygen. 30" x 40", Oil on Wood, © 2014 Cedar Lee (Background: Quest For Light. 30" x 40", Oil on Wood, © 2014 Cedar Lee)
Cedar Lee with painting: Oxygen. 30″ x 40″, Oil on Wood, © 2014 Cedar Lee (Background: Quest For Light. 30″ x 40″, Oil on Wood, © 2014 Cedar Lee)
Eclipse Over Watchful Forest. 24" x 24", Oil on Wood, © 2013 Cedar Lee
Eclipse Over Watchful Forest. 24″ x 24″, Oil on Wood, © 2013 Cedar Lee
Night Thinker. 16" x 12", Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Night Thinker. 16″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Close-up detail: Alone in the World. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Close-up detail: Alone in the World. 16″ x 16″, Oil on Wood, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Forest Light. 48" x 36", Oil on Wood, © 2014 Cedar Lee
Forest Light. 48″ x 36″, Oil on Wood, © 2014 Cedar Lee
Lotus Bubbles. 30" x 24", Oil on Wood, © 2016 Cedar Lee
Lotus Bubbles. 30″ x 24″, Oil on Wood, © 2016 Cedar Lee

Besides some stunning original artwork for sale, I’ll also have a selection of greeting cards, fridge magnets, and posters.

 

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