I recently added a few new art supplies to my studio.
In my classes, I usually advise painters to keep supplies as simple as possible.
Having a few good brushes and a palette of quality paint can be more advantageous than an arsenal of art products. However, a little shopping therapy from time to time can be therapeutic!
One of my new items is a reducing lens. A reducing lens is the opposite of a magnifying glass. When you look through it, your painting will appear smaller. You can “step back” from your work without having to move from your work area.
Viewing paintings on a smaller scale allows you to take in the image as a whole, see the composition, and check the color harmony.
Vinita Pappas 2021