Monday, June 15, 2009

Light's Moods

Light is often the inspiration that guides me to a new subject.

One of the greatest thrills is coming unexpectedly upon a sudden and dramatic lighting phenomenon, when the light catches an object in a way that tugs at my emotions and stops me in my tracks.

Most often, the way the object is revealed ignites my desire to paint, but light is not always just a comment on the subject. Light itself is mysterious, inseparable from the subject it illuminates. There are occasions when the light becomes the focal point and the objects are there just to complement it.

Here is on of my watercolor paintings where the morning light is coming through the trees illuminating the fall leaves.

Light in the Forest
Joanne Osband

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