Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Elements of Light

Light is the most important consideration in creating any picture. Any subject can be exciting or mundane, depending on how you light it. Light is what makes our perception of all things possible.

Value, form, texture, color, depth, and movement are the six basic elements of design. They are the control knobs that allow you to tune the light to suit your perception and taste. When you learn to control all of these elements, you can make the ordinary appear extraordinary. The way an artist manipulates, combines, compares, and contrasts the elements of light makes each artist and each painting unique.

Neon Rain
Paul Jackson


  1. Nice shot (and explanation of light)!

  2. Hi F. Monique,


    Isn't that an incrediable painting by Paul Jackson?!?!?!