by Lisa Larrabee
I want to make a point about lighting for other artists and students. Unless you have a studio with amazing north light (and don't need to paint in the evening) you will have to rely on artificial light to paint. I have used a mix of OttLite Natural daylight bulbs and GE Reveal daylight bulbs in my studio. OttLites were recommended, but I found them very hash to paint under. When I posted my last image, the color was adjusted to closely approximate what my painting looked like in my studio. However, in the daylight, much of the warmth was reduced (even though I was using "daylight" bulbs). I replaced the two remaining Reveal bulbs with OttLite bulbs to finish my piece. It was difficult to adjust to the harshness at first, but the following morning my painting looked the same in the daylight as it had in my studio. It may be difficult to notice a difference in the photographs, but it is noticeable in person. I also bumped up a few of the brightest highlights. I can now officially say that it is finished. I hope that you enjoy it.