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The images below are from three different studios I’ve worked in while living in Milwaukee. I am no longer at the Kenilworth Studio because after teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for three decades, I’m now painting full time. I occasionally work in an attic space in our old Victorian house, but most often in a new spacious studio in the Lincoln Warehouse a mile away from home. Its a great old warehouse from the 1920’s located in an interesting industrial part of the city next to the Kinnikinnick River.

Link to the Lincoln Warehouse

http://onmilwaukee.com/market/articles/lincolnwarehouse.html

 

 

Lincoln Warehouse Studio

It was very exciting to watch the process of my new studio being built out in the Lincoln Warehouse.

Lincoln Studio

Framing in the walls in the studio

 

wip studio

 

Aya in Studio

So excited to see the new progress every day and night!

 

studio

After moving in mid spring, the Lincoln Studio is starting to feel more like home

 

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works on paper

Collection of 14″ x 11″ oil paintings – oil/cold wax/mixed media on Multimedia Art Board (archival)

 

Lincoln facing west

Windows facing west

 

 

 

Last Light

Last light in the evening….

 

patina board

Found this old gray board years ago…it makes a great drawing board!

 

Outside my studio windows to the Northwest

 

Ayas' studio north2

The back of the Lincoln Warehouse faces east and has a great view. The KK River is just to the north, so there are lots of boats coming, going, and being stored year round.

 

Bayview Attic Studio at Home

 

Lasciato alle Spalle 2

Tighter quarters at home, but still love painting here as well…

 

Black and White Studies

Black and white studies made during a snow storm that kept me home

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My favorite thing to export back from Florence in the summer – pigments from Zecchi.

 

works on progress with oil and cold wax

 

gilding

First layers of some gilded pieces in progress

 

Morning light 

 

 

Lilly in the studio web

Lilly, my favorite studio mate!

 

Order before chaos, but that never lasts too long

 

Myriad tools and chaos while making a painting

 

Palette knife scrapes building up on my wall

 

Bayview studio

Making some oil/cold wax/mixed media works on paper

 

Outside the tiny skylight window in my attic studio. I love this tree and the birds in winter!

 

Archived images from my Kenilworth Studio at the Peck School of the Arts facility – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kenilworth Square East is a great old warehouse that has been converted into studio and performance spaces for the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

Studio facing north

 

 

Studio windows facing east. Lake Michigan is directly below those clouds. When the trees lose their leaves in fall, you can see the lake off in the distance.

 

Raking morning light

 

 

Studio facing north

 

 

Studio facing west

Artificial lighting at night is never the same, but works when I paint at night.

 

Inside and outside studio windows

 

View out of the studio windows-  moody clouds over Lake Michigan

 

Kenilworth at night

Wonderful quiet space right outside my studio door