I have been painting up a storm in the past few weeks, but I have decided to keep most of the works away from the public view so that you can enjoy them all in my online exhibition in October.
So this blog has been silent for a while, and I thought I would share an idea that has made a lot of difference for me in my studio.
You see, my studio is tiny. A little corner room in the basement. Lighting is an issue especially since I am accustomed to working under outdoor light, but what is really important to me is to see my work 6-8 feet from the surface. That is how the work will be viewed on a wall so I must be able to see it from that distance while painting.
What I have done is to set up two mirrors one to the side of my home-made easel and one in the back about 5 feet away. I angled the mirrors so that when I am painting, I can look to the side of the easel and see the work without having to step away. I have even gotten into the habit of painting while looking in the mirror.
The photograph shows the image in the mirror much smaller that it really is when painting. Oh, and I am sorry about the mess