Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Words to Ponder

I just wanted to check in with everyone and say hi! Still working on setting up the new apartment and studio. I'm going to need better lighting. Any ideas? And before I go, here's a good quote to consider:

A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.
--William Dobell


  1. Hey Jennifer!

    My studio has no windows (eek) but if you can find an Ott Light, or one of those Natural Lights. It makes a world of difference - colours are clearer, shapes (in the painting) are sharper. I don't even notice my lack of windows usually. They're expensive, but worth it.

    For a cheaper alternative, make sure you're using natural daylight bulbs - not as big of a difference, but definitely helpful.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    I just got finished with the lighting in my new studio on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I have GREAT north light during the day, but by 4PM I was done for so I needed to find a good lighting situation. I ended up with daylight bulbs in flourescent overhead lighting mixed with halogen track lights. Home Depot has very reasonable plug in bar lights that you can mount to a board and then mount to your easel with a wing nut so you can take the bars down when you don't need them.They have halogen bar lights with 1-5 lights attached to the bar so you can choose the right size for your easel. They also have plug in flourescent bars that you can mount to the wall or ceiling over your easel with 2 or 3 screws. You can take the bars down when not in use and the only evidence of their existance is a couple of screws. Hope this economical tip works for you!!!!