I wanted to try something different with the background, here. I wasn't able to achieve what was in my head, but I like this blue and yellow together.
This is a picture of my latest purchase. I'm always buying something that I "need" for painting--new brushes, new books, etc. This is a tabletop lighting studio. It's a white nylon box, and came with two spotlights that I shine on the sides of the box. The fabric diffuses the light, so I don't have the problem with glare that I have with a flash. There's enough light that the flash on the camera doesn't even go off. It's 16 inches square, so it won't work for large canvases, but it's great for daily painting. Now I don't have to wait for a sunny day. It was $45 on Ebay.
This wasn't even my own idea, but now I can't remember who recommended it to me! My apologies that I can't give the credit where credit is due.