Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel - 6" x 8"
I was going to title tonight's entry "Burn Out" - not because I am burned out, far from it. Because, once again my painting light has burned out. It is now nearly impossible to buy a high wattage flood light. Thanks to those good folks in Washington, we have to suffer the cold pallor of CFL bulbs. Yuck!! Today I was experimenting with a tandem light source - a supposedly "full spectrum" CFL and a warm 100 watt "Reveal" bulb in a clip-on lamp just below. I am not unhappy with the results. That said, I am not thrilled with the reproduction of this painting. It is much, much nicer in real-life. The reds of her pigtails on the right got lost and there is a bit of glare on the left. C'est la vie.