|Sept. 5, 2014 8:40 pm SE|
Night painting is an adventure; trying to get your eyes to adjust, dipping your brush into Payne's Gray instead of Ultramarine. Many painters use a headlamp but I don't take well to contraptions fastened to my head. And my neighbors find me crazy enough without adding to my reputation.
I prefer using these clip on lamps. I have one for my easel and one for my palette. They give just enough focused light for me to have somewhat of an idea about what I'm doing. It helps to know exactly where your colors sit on your palette and what mixes well with what for a night sky. Once the mosquitoes give up and the weather turns cooler, I'll be exploring more nocturnes from my deck.