Window planning

by brae  

As a reminder, here are the two projects that inspired the basic shape of The Artist's Studio: Rooftop Artist's Studio by The Thomases, seen in the second gallery in this link and Nell Corkin's Summer Studio, created in tiny 1:144 scale.

Using some spare strip wood, I mocked up four versions for the front window to see what worked best.  These photos were taken before a lot of the recent work was completed, so it might look a little off.  :D

Wide vertical sections with roughly equal panes

Wide vertical sections with three sizes of panes

Wide vertical sections with tall upper panes

Narrower vertical sections with tall upper panes

The building will be red, and I was planning on painting this window Warm White.  This window will also be removable.  Lyssa, Blondie and mom voted and chose the wide vertical sections with tall upper panes, and I concur!  :D

I think it's a good balance with visual interest without being overwhelming.

Now to actually build the thing...  :\

15 comments

Comment from: Mad For Mod [Visitor]
I would have voted for the tall panes too. I think the others are too distracting.
03/22/13 @ 13:16
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
I totally agree with the tall upper panes. Gives an interesting frontage while still letting you see clearly the wonderful interior.
03/22/13 @ 14:10
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]
My vote would have gone to the same too :). This project of yours is so interesting to follow ! What a lovely building !
03/22/13 @ 14:24
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
My vote would have been the same. Personally, I would even lower the horizontal wood strip. It would make it look even more airier.
03/22/13 @ 15:47
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I love watching this build. It's faboosh.
03/22/13 @ 18:12
Comment from: Jane s [Visitor]
Great choice, it make sense for a artist to want to gaze out of the window for inspiration without a lot of distraction. Heck I pull up my blinds when I work..then again I should probably move the damn grill from my view ;P
03/22/13 @ 19:38
Comment from: linda [Visitor]
I also selected as my favorite the one you selected. Bravo!
03/22/13 @ 19:55
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
Oh yes, I totally agree with your choice, I thought the others were too busy, the artist wants to see out and we want to see in :-)
03/22/13 @ 23:54
Comment from: Debra [Visitor]
My vote would be the same. Looks awesome!
03/23/13 @ 08:34
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]
I think the tall panes look great too. You can see the wonderful interior better. I can't wait to see how it turns out :o)
03/23/13 @ 09:07
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Yep, good choice!
03/24/13 @ 10:16
Comment from: Josje [Visitor]
And from me as well: that's the one I would have chosen ;-)
03/26/13 @ 03:10
Comment from: brae [Member]
Great minds all thinking alike! &#59;D
03/27/13 @ 17:04
Comment from: mary lynne [Visitor]
Well, probably this is why your work is so wonderful and mine is not quite as wonderful! :) Your final selection (and everyone else's) would have been my second choice though so I came close. But my first choice was the one with the very short panes at the top, then the large middle pane and the "wider than the top panes" bottom pane. I love that kind of window to begin with and figured the artist would still have plenty of light and if, in an attic, there was anything to view, s/he'd still have a good view too. Congratulations on your wonderful award from about.com. Your blog is really an inspiration to any miniaturist.
03/28/13 @ 08:32
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks, Mary Lynne! :D In real life, I would likely prefer the same one you mentioned...but in mini, it seemed to block too much of the interior view (from the outside in). :yes:
03/28/13 @ 10:17


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