When we last left the studio pics, we had walls...now we have painted walls.
The walls are Benjamin Moore's Silver Chain, which is a pretty neutral gray. We used this color in our most recent repainting of NOA Gallery's two main rooms, and absolutely every painting we've ever hung against it looks great with the color. It's bright and airy looking without being blinding or throwing off your color perception--very important for painting!
I also painted the floor, which was tons of fun! The base color is BM's Graphite, and then I spatter painted with Artichoke (green) and Silver Chain (which looks nearly white against the nearly black). I then finished the floor with two coats of MinWax oil based poly in high gloss, which deepened the colors and hopefully will be easy to maintain. The floor reflects some light upward, without adding a distracting color cast.
The painting didn't stop there--next up was a huge double cupboard that's been in the barn forever.
So with the painting finished, Jim was able to start the electrical wiring (so handy to have an engineer in the family). Art studio lighting is kind of a big deal, and we did a lot of research. We think we came up with a pretty good solution--stay tuned!
Alexia Rosoff Wilber
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