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11-15-2000, 11:52 PM
Can anyone suggest a table for still lifes? preferably something that can be adjusted for height?
11-16-2000, 04:38 AM
Any old hospital trolley's around your way. Some have the little ball bearing click adjustment tubes on the legs inder the bottom tray.
I use a tea trolley ( what else) for holding my gear, brushes palette etc in the studio.
11-16-2000, 09:03 AM
When my studio was built, I noticed I had a support pole stuck in the middle. To utilize this, I just made a still life setup on it, and thru the use of adjustable u-bolts, I can slide it to what position I need or all the way up to the top to be out of my way. You can see a little of it in studio pics. Ken
11-16-2000, 09:22 AM
Cheryl: I went to walmarts and bought one of those decorative tables that you can buy for $10.00. I use the glass as an extra round glass palette (works for me) and I use the table as a base for my still life box.
I made the still life box out of a large cardboard box and cut away two of the sides. This way I can use my lights to get shadows just the way I want them. If I need the table to be higher, I just put it on top of something else. (I learned this playing blocks with my son, but watch out...lol)
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11-16-2000, 06:35 PM
Any box or table of the appropriate height will work. What is nice to have for still life, is a two sided box. Take a sturdy cardboard box and cut away two adjoining sides, so a kind of L shape is left. Use it as your backdrop, drape the two sides with various materials especially selected for the still-life you will paint. A goose neck lamp can set outside the box to direct light into it at the direction which best illuminates your setup.
I use cut sheets of custom board ,or lightweight gator board sat on boxes for the correct height. Or sat on coffee tables. Set up the lights and take a photo which I then display on the computer and paint from that,
Rodzart from New Zealand (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/rodzart/)
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