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Lighting when painting Steven 12/27/11 7:56 PM
RE: Lighting when painting kyle 12/27/11 11:57 PM
RE: Lighting when painting kyle 12/28/11 1:30 AM
RE: Lighting when painting Steven 12/29/11 8:26 PM
RE: Lighting when painting airplay 3/13/12 1:57 PM
Lighting when painting
12/27/11 7:56 PM

I'd like to know how other painters artificially light their working paintings when painting either during the day or at night? Also what color temperature bulbs are best to work with?

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RE: Lighting when painting
12/27/11 11:57 PM In response to Steven
  • Hi Steven, here are some of the initial responses from the Cobra faebook group.  Anyone else want to chime in with their recommendations?

     

     

     
    Kelly Dombrowski CFL 5000-6500K emoticon
    about an hour ago ·  ·  1
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    Daniel Chow i use the above light mentioned (i get the brightest to bring inside light close to daylight-like brightness, but not blazingly bright) in a soft light box mounted high on a stand.
    40 minutes ago · 
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RE: Lighting when painting
12/28/11 1:30 AM In response to kyle

Another great strategy for a larger area and lighting.  From Casey Baugh.

 

Casey Baugh I use 12x 4' fluorescent bulbs hung 12' high. 10 are 5000k and 2 are 6500k. The bulbs are spaced out over 6 feet creating a very soft cool light.

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RE: Lighting when painting
12/29/11 8:26 PM In response to kyle

Thanks Kyle for forwarding that info. My paintings don't always start in the studio so having a lot of lighting options to think about really help! Consistency is key I would say.

Cheers

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RE: Lighting when painting
3/13/12 1:57 PM In response to Steven

 I like daylight. I have a well lit studio and I prefer to use sunlight. If I'm working at night, then I use a bulb that recreates sunlight. To me sunlight is best. 

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