August 20, 2013
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.
Posted by Mark Adams at 4:52 PM