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Evening Waterfall

dracula 30 May 2020

Because I spent some time this morning finishing up my John Constable study, I barely had time to let the black gesso dry before starting on this one. I don't think there wasn't any issue though. I am making my way through season 12...just three or four more to go. I think the mysterious background technique that Bob came up with for this is pretty cool.

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Good job Dracula! Background is so misty and mysterious. Shadows and highlights are superb!

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Thank you @SunnyLady. This one unfortunately didn't photograph well; I could probably stand to upgrade my easel lighting one of these days. How do you light your canvas when you work?

You've truly set a most mysterious scene. I would want a friend ito hold my hand if I was walking thru your painting, which I feel I could do. It's absolutely awesome. Good job! (Scootermate_tait's mum)

Dracula, only thanks to Scootermate I saw your question.

I had 3 LED lights with 4200K light temperature. But it was a bit yellowish still.
I was searching to 5500K but I could not find them.
So I got 6500K temperature which is on the blue side. I think they work better than previous.
I have white walls around me so I do not get color interruptions. I have one light on the right one on the left. And one sometimes goes behind or in front ( no logic behind) mostly depends how big is mess on the table and where I can fit in with the canvas.
If you read about light you may know about Ra characteristics which is recommended to be above 80 for studio lights.

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@SunnyLady - ah, yes, I'm sure I have missed some of your messages along the way, too! Thanks you so much for telling me about your lighting setup; I think I must upgrade sometime soon. Maybe when I get to 100 paintings! :)

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