Sunday, May 7, 2017

Doug's Home/Studio

This photo of Doug's home/studio was taken lakeside; the third floor is his studio.  Doug primarily works in the far left side; the floor-to-ceiling windows provide wonderful natural light, which he prefers to work with over artificial light, which tends to distort colors.  

(All of his Playboy cartoons - his first was published in the September 1964 issue - have been rendered using Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes on Arches of France cold press watercolor paper.)

(Photos of Doug in his Orillia studio are on pp. 242-243 in The Art of Doug Sneyd, published in July 2011 by Dark Horse Books.  The 248-page hardcover book, now also available in a softcover edition, features 270 of his full-page color Playboy cartoons.)

After working in a home/studio in Toronto for a number of years, Doug, his wife Shirley and their four children moved 80 miles north to Orillia in 1969.  The 3-story, 4-bedroom home sits on an 80' x 330' lot with 80' frontage on Lake Couchiching.

The architectural plans were designed by Canadian architect C. Blakeway Miller, a recipient of the Massey Medal for Architecture and the Lumberman's Award. 

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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