painting white light as from a white Christmas twinkle light bulb

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newcraft wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 5:21 AM

CAN ANYONE PLEASE INFORM ON PAINTING LIGHT FROM A LIGHT BULB   IE  A WHITE TWINKLE CHRISTMAS BULB

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Antonin2 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 8:33 AM

I would say white with a touch of ultramarine blue in it.

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Margo5 wrote
on 5 Jan 2010 9:15 AM

Antonin's answer is probably great for oils or acrylics, but I am wondering what medium you are using. It may depend on whether you want a warm glow or a cool glow.

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judyl40 wrote
on 6 Jan 2010 12:24 AM

You could use white with a touch of cadmium yellow medium, as well.... but the more important point is that the white will only look bright if it's placed on a darkish background. It's the contrast between light & dark that makes the "white" look bright. Similar example would be painting the twinkles of sunlight on water.

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on 9 Jan 2010 6:22 PM

I would concur with Judyl and would add that you may want to keep the outer edges of the light very soft and incorporate a little of the surrounding tone into the outer edges of the light.

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on 9 Jan 2010 7:12 PM

The bulb should be brightest in the center and gradually soften as the light spreads outward.  It will gently brighten areas around it to the degree a small builb could.  

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