Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Finding the "Right" Light

Light is everywhere; however, finding the best light to illuminate you subject in a painting can be a challenge. If you know when good light is likely to occur, you can be on the lookout for it, but you will not always have the luxury of waiting for the right light.

My favorite light is early morning or late evening; the effects are very dramatic.

If you wander around looking for the perfect subject in the perfect light, with every element in its ideal place, you probably would not do much painting. Very rarely does everything come together at once. Artists are feel to imagine and invent. Reality is just an illusion processed through our perceptions. You can alter reality to achieve a more aesthetic effect.

Artists have no rules!

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