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Reply #60 on: December 10, 2011, 02:10:32 AM
Looks good Nolan..the lamp I have now is a daylight temp lamp I think small diodes? Anyway, I think it's in the photo...it's only 3 feet from the painting. About the same as your post. Will keep it in mind.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #61 on: December 10, 2011, 11:20:55 AM
I feel abit  shy when I think on of my easel. :blush: Hubby made it for me, it is huge, 3 legs with a massive backboard for the 'artwork' to stand against, standing in the corner of my study. Still trying to sort out cabinets etc. I have so much stuff. (I am also a freelance writer and homeschool my kids, so you find books on about everything but mostly education.)

Does it really matter what type of easel one use? :confused:
I think I should also get one of those lamps that Nolan was talking about.

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Reply #62 on: December 10, 2011, 02:50:47 PM
Maryna, I have a basic metal easel. Nothing fancy at all.  I have to paint sitting at my dining room table, because we  don't have another area I could use as an art room. Although, I think it would make life easier and more convenient to have a fancy easel and an art room, I don't really think it  is what makes you a good artist.  Use what you have.  I think I would rather have something my husband made for me than the fanciest easel money could buy!  :smitten:

BTW, I also homeschool! So do some other the other members.
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Reply #63 on: December 10, 2011, 05:58:26 PM
Maryna, the easel should be ergonomic, at a comfortable heighth.  Wood, plastic, metal doesn't matter so long as it holds your work while you work.  I use wood because I got a good deal.  Sometimes I hold the painting in one hand so I can get really close, but I do not recommend doing this.

My wife and I home school, too BTW.
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Reply #64 on: December 10, 2011, 06:49:48 PM
Hi Maryna :heeha: ... my husband made my easle too (with lots of love)  :clap: and it made it so much more special...it is fabulous and I just love it.  Asked him to make me another one sometime or another...this is for when I am working on more that one piece at a time. 

My son is also homeschooled too ;)...

I used to have one of those lamps attached to the table where I mix my paints on.  Need to get another one of those some time or another.

Recently I acquired this lamp below to give good lighting on my artwork when I paint...especially at night... works like a dream and you can find them at BuildersWarehouse...should be one in your area or any hardware store ... that is if you are interested in something like this for extra lighting.  What is a bonus about this one, is that it uses Energy Saver lightbulbs... (used to have one similar years ago that used a halogen 'bulb' ... but wow did that one chow electricity)...

There is no other light on in the room besides this lamp and what is super about it too is that you can adjust the height and the 'head' can go up,down,left and right. O0

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Reply #65 on: December 10, 2011, 08:29:11 PM
Nolan, just thinking...yea, that might work..I forgot I had mentioned about the light coming from only my left side.
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Reply #66 on: December 10, 2011, 08:33:34 PM
Leana, that is one very cool lamp. I would think Home Depot would have that. Hope it's not too much. I might stop there and check it out sometime soon. Hey, Christmas present..great!
Then I could put it to my right side so I won't have any cast shadow from my hand. Iffff I have any more plug outlets..
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #67 on: December 10, 2011, 08:46:49 PM
Pat, you are left handed so the light must shine from your right hand side so any shadow falls under your arm

Leana I see you have the same brush cleaner as I do  :clap:


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Reply #68 on: December 10, 2011, 11:47:10 PM
My studio, my haven, my cabin, MY SPACE!!  Roughly 14x10ft. I have my sewing machine space now, a newly build cupboard/wardrope for all my wool, as I'm an avvid knitter,(bespoke orders) shelving, and my very own space to :painting: and have been busy all day organising my bits and bobs.
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Reply #69 on: December 11, 2011, 08:32:47 AM
Those brush cleaners work like a dream Nolan  O0

I just had to get something sorted out with the light issue I had when painting.  I am right handed and needed the light to be on my left, so I don't paint in my shadow...I like to see what I am doing ha ha ha. I used to have a double fluorescent light...but it was 'loose' and the casing was not attached to anything ...so basically I had to put it on the ground 'standing up'...the light was too low and the brightness from those tubes on your eyes was not very pleasant...plus it used to cause a glare on my painting.

I must say, this standlamp below really works like a dream because it gives sufficient light in the room as well as on the painting with no glares...plus I can move it around and adjust it as needed.

Using my son's room as my studio at the moment, he is visiting his grandparents... so at least for now I have my own space... we are fetching him at Christmas...so then I will be back to my 'space' in our bedroom for now...till my brother-in-law moves out and I can have my studio.  Really looking forward to that day  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:...I will be doing my Indian dance then. :heeha: ;D

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Reply #70 on: December 11, 2011, 09:39:12 AM
I have my window on the right of me and i am right handed but i have a daylight globe in the ceiling and that seems to give me the light i need and helps to stop shadows while i am painting.It is wonderful seeing all the different areas we use to paint in , we all seem to find a way of making our art space work.


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Reply #71 on: December 11, 2011, 12:11:54 PM
Olivia  :clap: so glad you got your studio and to have your own space now...  :yippee: looks comfortable and it is super that you can have all your other creative things (ie sewing machine etc) there too... O0


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Reply #72 on: December 11, 2011, 07:10:42 PM
Nice cozy spot, Olivia.   :)

Your paintings look so bright and colorful there.
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Reply #73 on: December 11, 2011, 07:46:03 PM
 :heeha:  Look at that space!! 14'x10'  Lucky you  :envy: another lovely studio. I hope it brings you many hours of creativity and joy.  :painting:
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Reply #74 on: December 11, 2011, 08:26:40 PM
nice  :heeha: lots of space  :clap:


 

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