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Lighting - best positioning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marion Jan 30. 6 Replies

Hi all,hope this works, my third try to post this, lol.It seems no matter how I position my easel, with my lighting/where my lighting is, I get either glare or shadow on my painting.  I found an…Continue

Tags: studio, lights, position, Lighting

Top coat....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Eisener Mar 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Hi folks, I am nearly to put the top coat on...what I used on my other acrylic paintings was Liquitex Medium Varnish which dries very glossy. If I use a matte medium instead, will it dull my colours?…Continue

Tags: medium, topcoat, Varnish

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Marion replied to Marion's discussion Lighting - best positioning
"Hi Karen, unfortunately cannot change ceiling lights so will work around with other options.  Will try aiming lights at ceiling, and buying some other bulbs.  One thing leads to another... thanks!"
Jan 30
Marion replied to Marion's discussion Lighting - best positioning
"Thanks Charles! and no, no coffee maker...no more "counter space", lol.....so I have to really really want one to go allll the way upstairs for a refill.  Going to look for those bulbs..."
Jan 30
Charles Eisener replied to Marion's discussion Lighting - best positioning
"The ceiling height is great - too low and it is hard to bounce the lighting.  Did not see the photo first time around . .  Your grey is a bit on the warm side, but probably not enough to worry about, especially with the light grey…"
Jan 30
Karen Ilari replied to Marion's discussion Lighting - best positioning
"What a lovely cozy studio you have Marion! Excellent advice from Charles. In my studio space I switched out my 2 globe type ceiling lights for long, daylight fluorescent fixtures with covers on them. Nothing fancy, just from Home Depot. They can be…"
Jan 30
Marion replied to Marion's discussion Lighting - best positioning
"Thanks Charles! The ceiling is white (stippled) and "3 stairs" higher than an average ceiling. After reading what you wrote, I think the first thing I might try are my daughter's photograpy lights, they angle and they have a cover so…"
Jan 30
Charles Eisener replied to Marion's discussion Lighting - best positioning
"Lighting is always fun!  How high is the ceiling and what colour is it?   Easel-based lighting is not usually a good option; it is too local, and the intensity drops off quickly, so lighting is not even.  Ideally, you want the same…"
Jan 30
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Lighting - best positioning

Hi all,hope this works, my third try to post this, lol.It seems no matter how I position my easel, with my lighting/where my lighting is, I get either glare or shadow on my painting.  I found an older thread discussing lighting, and from that I understand I need new bulbs (5000 kev..?) at least. I don't usually have the blinds open, and when I do, only slightly, and facing up. Since this room is in the basement, the window is slightly below ground level. It faces south east. What is the best…See More
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"Pretty. Looks like this is somewhere hot."
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"Beautiful. Everything Charles said and I love the grass, bushes and rocks too.  So realistic.  Beautiful painting."
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Marion replied to Marion's discussion Moonlit Shore
"Wow thanks for all that info!  I have modelling paste, but have not used it yet in painting. (I Went to an afternoon workshop where I was introduced to these mediums, but only tried the paste at that workshop.)   I have a white foamcore…"
Jan 15

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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
I have only been painting since 2013. Took a class and one of the first things the teacher said, was : anyone can learn to paint, you just have to practice. Wow! Magic words. Always thought talent was just born, not created and learned. Sewing, quilting and fabric art have been part of my life for as long as I can remember.
What other mediums have you used?
Mixed media, fabric. Tried watercolour, but not for me.
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
Everything, lol. Fascinated by colour, how to use, theory, etc. Brush strokes, palette knife techniques.
Where did you learn about this website?
You tube....typed in how to paint....

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