Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34143] Re: Baren Digest (old) V40 #4057 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 34144] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V40 #4053 (Sep 26, 2007) ("phare-camp #")
  3. [Baren 34145] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #4054 (Sep 26, 2007) (su tamsett)
  4. [Baren 34146] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 06:38:45 -0700
Subject: [Baren 34143] Re: Baren Digest (old) V40 #4057
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Julio I can relate to the lighting subject. I used to have a studio with
lights in it. Now I paint or carve at an old picnic table out back and
print on my front porch. I have only natural light. The porch actually has
a sky light in it to aid in making it nice and bright. The halogen and
incandescent spots I mentioned will eventually go up in my studio. They are
a gift from my son in law, who works in the construction industry in Vegas.
So yes those of you with lighting are indeed spoiled!!!! Oh well I have a
beautiful bay to look at while I carve and lovely hanging baskets filled
with flowers surround me on my porch!

QUESTION??????? I printed on this piece of paper that I had thrown onto my
butcher tray, into water based pigments and it worked very well as a lovely
background. So well that I prepped 4 more pieces of paper to run more. I
am using a block print and black oil based ink on a waterbased background.
Each background will be different, but the oil print on the backgrounds will
be the same. Is this an addition vari or are they mono prints??? How do I
label them????
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Message 2
From: "phare-camp #"
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:32:21 -0400
Subject: [Baren 34144] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V40 #4053 (Sep 26, 2007)
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Hi Annie: I get the screw in type of daylight fluorescents and put them
into clamp on shop lights with aluminum shades (about $8 each at Target,
automotive section). The aluminum shade reflects a lot of light into the
room and the light can be directed. I have found that the brightness of
the screw in fluorescent is not as bright as it claims but the aluminum
shade works great to intensify the brightness anyway. Get the brightest
lumens you can find, since the shop light takes up to 100W, you could use a
200W equivalent fluorescent and still not use half the wattage of an
incandescent. BTW I used to work at a television station, mixing the types
of light is a big no-no, for video work the vibration of fluorescents is
perceptible on camera. If a camera crew was in an art studio all the
fluorescent lights had to be turned off, as well as any incandescents as
not even powerful television lights couldn't diffuse the jaundice an
incandescent casts or the greenish tones the fluorescents cast to flesh
tones. The TV camera guys would carry halogens for back up lighting, you
don't want that, the heat they generate is not so good for an art
studio--not to mention the energy they gobble up greedily! But I did use
halogen shop lights for years until home depot came out with relatively
inexpensive daylight bulbs that could be screwed into any household
lamp...the initial investment is high but they outlast incandescent
considerably so you save in the long run.
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Message 3
From: su tamsett
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:11:49 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 34145] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #4054 (Sep 26, 2007)
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You referenced the "After Five blog'. Although I do not think I ever contributed my
"2-cents" to it, I used to receive it. However, it has gone missing for a while. Can
anyone tell me how I resubscribe?

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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: 29 Sep 2007 03:55:30 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34146] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (38 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Compromise


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