Monday, January 18, 2010


Photographing my art is always a chore. I have to drag out my lights on stands and clamps, lights that are stored in a precarious jumble behind a table. The cords are always tangled, and the light stands, being cheap ones, don't cooperate when I manipulate them. It takes probably an hour to set up all this stuff. So I only do it once every few months when I have enough paintings to make it worthwhile.

What if the key lights were set up all the time? My husband mounts two brackets on the walls at the far corners of the studio. I clamp two clamp lights to the brackets. The light clamps aren't strong enough, so I add a pinchy clamp from the hardware store that is so strong I can barely open it. Voila! Lights stored out of the way but also ready for use. All I need do is fasten the cords to the walls and it'll be perfect.


Celeste Bergin said...

Clever! I bet your studio looks great now after all that spring cleaning. I have heard lots of comments from others in PPASP about how your daily clean up was making them think about their studio and how it could be dealt with! Me too..I need to work on it daily, like you did!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Great solution to an annoying problem!

I hope that we will have a chance to paint together this spring. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Karen E. Lewis said...

Yes! I'm looking forward to spring, and painting outside my vehicle again. This year, I intend to keep my eye on Camassia and not miss the flowers.