any natural light from a northerly direction, but not direct sun, esp. desired by artists
There was daylight, too, but it was north light, and the winter days were dull.
Since she left Mrs. Lorch, this was the first place where she had got away from a north light.
He spoke of the finished picture and its worth when done; I, of the brushes, the palette, and the north light.
I had at this time and for many years afterward a superstition about a north light.
It was an attic at the top of the house, and had a dormer window with a north light.
Also—as the north light seemed to take a hideous delight in proving—her figure was irreclaimably dumpy and plump.
The north light is the most restful and the easiest light to work by, and it is esteemed the best drying light.
And I sometimes wonder whether this chalkiness is due to the use of the north light!
How can it be they praise Gerda's white cheeks, and the new-come snow in the north light beam?
north light still was like what a color photographer would consider 5500° Kelvin, so the sun must be pretty hot.