Joe’s Studio

by Julie Paschkis

Our show opens in a few weeks and Joe and I have both been painting a lot in preparation. That really isn’t too different from any other time, especially for Joe. Joe paints every day, without fail, except when we are out of town. Painting is the center of his life and everything else fits in around that activity. But having a show still brings an extra intensity to the studio time. Joe has two studios – one in a small shed behind the house and the other in Magnuson Park at Lake Washington.Here are a few pictures from Joe’s studio at home.

Joe uses the wall as a palette. Every few years when it gets too thick he replaces it. Here is his painting wall at the Magnuson studio.

…and the window wall.

The shadow in Joe’s window did not inspire this painting by Franz Kline.

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