August 20, 2013

Today's Tuesday Tip - the "OptiVISOR"

The device at present around my head is known as an "OptiVISOR."  It has interchangeable lenses available in focal lengths from 4" to 20" and costs about $50 depending on the lens.  I use a #5 lens which has an 8" focal length good for 2.5 times magnification.  This piece of equipment is invaluable in the studio, especially if you work on small tight paintings as I do.  It is also good for removing splinters, fixing broken jewelry, reading the fine print or whatever.  I often have a brush stuck behind each ear through the loop which gives me the odd appearance of one of Picasso's fauns.

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