Monday, January 20, 2014

No. 369 The Allium Collection No. 2

Tha Allium Collection No. 2
Oil on Linen Panel

Does this look familiar? Yep, it's the exact same still life set up. The only difference is the way it was lit. Yesterdays painting was lit with a combination of natural light from a window and, since it is so darn dark here in the northwest during the winter, some artificial light. This still life was lit exclusively with artificial light. I use a special bulb recommended to me by Elizabeth Kincaid. It brings out the most amazing colors. They are Lumiram Chromalux full spectrum bulbs. You can purchase them through Cheap Joe's or Jerry's Artarama.

Yesterday's painting to compare with today's:

Which effect do you like best?

Coming tomorrow: Step #4 In starting your own daily painting practice - What to Paint


  1. Wow - I like this even better! At first I thought well I saw this already. Now I want one of these bulbs. On week-ends I paint before the sun is up and on week days I paint after the sun goes down.

  2. Number two does it for me! So rich, love it!

    1. Thank you very much Margaret! I really appreciate the feedback.

  3. Boy, it sounds like you are definitely stuck in the dark. You might really enjoy one of those bulbs. They are a little pricey but last a long time. I often end up painting late at night so they are my constant companion. :) If you end up trying one out let me know what you think! :)