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    A good light to paint by

    I'm after a bit of advice on light to paint by - I never seem to be able to see clearly enough by normal house lights, etc, and wondered what other people do.

    I'm not a skilled artist by any means, but sometimes just not being able to see that well is enough to put me off.

    I used a daylight bulb in a lamp for a while, but that blew and I haven't gotten a replacement yet, but is there anything better?


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    I use something like this:

    Deluxe All-Purpose Magnifying Fluorescent Lamp : Target

    However I only paid $25 for it at Staples, and I'm not sure I'd spend $60 for that one at Target. And truth be told, I don't really use the magnifying part, though it's handy to have around. The bendable neck is nice and it's bright enough that you can paint under it in total darkness (though I typically use that in combination with a few regular floor lamps to illuminate the area). Not sure about the flourescent lamp and how it affects visual perception of colors... I'm not painting a still life masterpiece under it or anything.

    That being said, I'm also interested in seeing what everyone else uses to paint.

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    I use an Ott-Lite which gives pretty excellent natural lighting. They can be picked up at hardware or hobby stores.

    This link is there Web site: OTT-LITE Technology

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    I use a blacklight or a flashlight held in my mouth. It makes painting more of a challenge.

    Odd, I know, but Im slightly crazy too.

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    I just use normal room lights and if I need more a normal art lamp, one of those ones that are spring hinged etc.
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    I know a really good painter and he suggested this light.

    Ionmax Natural Light Ioniser DF3028 - The innovative Ionmax Natural Lamp desk, or*it... | Natural, Light, Lamp, Ionmax, Office | Andatech Breathalysers Air Purifiers Importer

    Some of his work Guild of Harmony (a miniatures painting site)

    Look under Mark. I have not seen what Sebastian uses as he lives in NSW but marks painting is still bloody good.

    I personally use a normal light with a daylight globe which is cheap but effective.
    But the ionmax light is fantastic never seen a mini better under any other light. Its really good. Although expensive!
    Me, Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.

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    I use a daylight compact flourecent bulb in a art desk lamp. Cheap, looks great, and it doesn't burn your forehead if you touch the lamp cowling.

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    Lovely - thanks for the replies, I've got some good ideas to go by.

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