The lights we ordered back in July eventually wound their way by container ship from Denmark and the electrician put them up today! We were a bit nervous because spaces and sizes can be very deceptive, and did we like them after all when we got them out of the box ... but they are great and we are very happy. It is hard to see but they have a slightly textured pearlised finish. They came with a set of white cotton gloves to wear when you are putting them in, at which our electrician (that does all the work in our very very dodgy house and has for many years) laughed and laughed and did NOT wear the pristine white cotton gloves. I don't know what goes on in Denmark but Australian tradies take a more robust approach to fixtures and fittings.
They are LEDs and really quite bright. We removed the dimmer switch because it didn't work with LEDs and we never use it - does anyone use dimmer switches? That is what lamps are for.
This is them turned off. They are quite low (although still seven foot off the ground, no-one is going to be banging their heads) but we can live with it for a while and decide later if we want to raise them. We also got extra big fluorescent lighting in the shed which is amazing and we should have done it ten years ago. BUT you can now see the level of shit we keep in the shed. It is reasonably clean but I think a good 80% can be chucked.
Here is the shot from the kitchen - it makes that room so much warmer and more welcoming than the gloomy broken track lighting. See the nutribullet air fryer on the bench? Absolutely legendary, we are still learning all the things you can do in an air fryer.
In painting news I did some more Ana Victoria copies, outlining with a darker paint instead of the white gouache. It looks good, although the problems with brush control and line thickness remain.
She did a poster with different effects in circles, which is kind of cool so I copied it, but I don't know how much further you could take this.