I see the topic of studio lighting has been well discussed. I have the 5000k bulbs and I'm working on getting them mounted on the ceiling which I think will be the perfect height for a 40-45 degree angle. I have a south facing window. Is it best for me to keep the blinds shut so the room is as dark as can be? How do I know how much natural light to let in? My paintings are coming out way too light and I'm thinking its because the room is too bright. I can't seem to find anyone who addresses this online. I have a black curtain behind me. I get that we need the right bulbs but how about the rest of the room? I do enjoy my view and the natural light that comes in through but its most important to me to have better painting results.
Thoughts and advice much appreciated!