Today I decided to go over my lighting setup, and how light in general effects artwork. I use standard light bulbs along with larger bulbs in reflectors in my studio. I have two coming down from the left side down to my palette and left side easel area. Above me are two standard 60 watt bulbs, and up on the ceiling coming from the right the two big ones filling in the middle and right side of my easel. This setup is perfect for a left handed painter such as myself but a right hander could simply reverse the setup. This produces a very bright work area which some artists like and some don't. I like to paint bright so I like the lighting to "set the mood" so to speak. The masters painted under candle light as well as light coming in from a window or two and look at what they created. As long as the painting is in balance with itself it will work and if so will work when viewed under most other lighting conditions. Once again, it comes down to your own perferences. How do you feel about lighting?, or how "bright is bright" before it's too much?, leave your comments and let me know. Thats all for now I'll see you again on Wednesday, have a great day!