Not a great painting night. Problems with work because of a release that was going bad tonight. And painting in black with glare is almost impossible.
So tonight didn’t go so well. We had a release tonight and it was going bad, plus I started very late. I did manage to get some paint down on the canvas and I was very excited about my new lighting setup. But I had a huge issue with glare. I’m going to do some research on the web tonight to find out how I can paint without glare.
After doing some research tonight I looked at DrawMixPaint.com. This guy is Great! He has videos for everything. There is so much great advice here, its priceless.
Here is a Youtube vid on how to setup your studio without glare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMOSvmdFKY4
My new lighting setup is pretty great. I have two lights with the exact same light bulbs. One is on the still life and one is on my painting and palette. Plus I have a gray shield up to block any light coming from my painting light. Now all I need to do is fix the glare.
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