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Tony (ASM)

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I'm working in my hall at home and noticed the width restricts my ability to be able to stand back and assess my painting progress.
I took a break for lunch and, when I returned to do some more painting I realised I could see a more distant perspective of my work in the large mirror. As I was gonna move into a different room, this really has saved the day! It enables me to not only assess the progress but, also allows me to see the image the other way round and so any oddities stand out and allow me to correct 'em  :yippee:
Here are 2 photos showing the difference. The first one is the maximum I get by standing against the wall behind me. The second one is through the mirror. (Please forgive the untidiness. I've just moved my art equipment to this area)  ;D

« Last Edit: October 17, 2011, 08:33:48 AM by Topdoginuk »
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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I know of many artists that do this. They put one mirror next to them and then the other at an angle behind them.

You can then look at the mirror next to you to see what your painting looks like in the back mirror. You have then effective stood back to look at your painting.


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What a cool idea!  O0
Cheers, Val

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Tony (ASM)

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Thanks for reply Nolan  :thankyou:
I'm pleased this method allows me to stay in the hall with my new mini studio.
Cheers Val. Yeah, it's very beneficial. Give it a go.
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''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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I'm afraid we are a bit close for this to work, plus mirrors especially movable ones would not be a good idea on board. I just prop my work on one side of the saloon and go as far as I can to the other. I guess that gives me about 10' . Good enough.
Cheers, Val

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