Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Felt like disaster
After working on two large paintings for about a month now, I brought them downstairs and was shocked to see that the colors WERE GONE. All the subtle colors were colorless. This is the result of the wrong studio lighting. I have been painting for quite a long time with these lights and why didn't I notice this before? There was a time when I didn't think lighting was all that important, then I became convinced that daylight effect was the correct lighting and set up my studio to that end using blue gels over my lights recommended by Qiang Huang. Last night at a painting demo in Rockport by Stapleton Kearns, he mentioned his preferred lighting setup. After much research today, I'm off to Home Depot to see what I can find. This information looks very useful: lighting information. I'll be sure to let you know after I revise my lighting situation.