AEDM Day 12: back in the studio

Munich: Boulangerie at Wienerplatz | 18 x 24 cm | oil on canvas | ©2010 Julie Galante | [SOLD]

I just returned from an amazing trip to Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands, where I collected hundreds of photos of visual inspiration. Next task: sorting through them all! Plus I will be blogging up a storm over at my travel blog, This International Life.

And, of course, I will be quickly jumping back into the swing of things for Art Every Day Month. I spent most of today in the studio, and it was good to be back. Daylight started dropping off around 4pm, which means I need to start being strategic about planning my days, getting in as much painting before dusk as possible. Do you run into this problem, too? Or do I just need to invest in better lighting for my studio?

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9 Responses to “AEDM Day 12: back in the studio”

  1. tammy vitale says:

    Thought this was you – happy to see you again! Was looking for you!

  2. Julie says:

    I love the mood and colors of this piece.

  3. Leah says:

    welcome back!! love the colors of the buildings!

  4. Jul says:

    Thanks, all! So happy to be painting again.

  5. Mark says:

    I have skylights in my studio but I rarely paint by natural light. You can get a florescent fixture from a hardware store and put in veralux bulbs, which conservators use for matching colors, but I find that light mighty cool. I’m happier using a fixture with one cool florescent and one warm florescent bulb. With this setup I haven’t had any problem with colors looking way different under other types of light. The bulbs are a lot cheaper than the veralx and similar “dayight” types. If I’m painting a still-life I put the objects in a shadow box and light them from the side with a clip-on light. What kind of bulb I use for that varies.

  6. Jul says:

    I’ve tried daylight-spectrum bulbs before and I really disliked them, too, even when paired with incandescent (which are no longer sold in Germany). I guess I’m best off trying to paint during daylight as much as possible, but it would be nice to have the option of continuing after dark. I’ll see what else I can find.

  7. Kevin Sushka says:

    Boulangerie, wow.

    We’ve bookmarked your This NonAmerican Life set of pages for ourselves, and I have now learned what AEDM means.


  8. You will be pleased to know that this painting arrived safely in Australia, much to the delight of my sister-in-law. She describes it as sunny, summery and optimistic. My brother told her the tale of meeting the artist, which she feels is all the more reason to treasure it. Many, many thanks!

  9. Jul says:

    So happy to hear it! I think this means that my paintings now hang in private collections on five continents. :)

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