Thursday, January 06, 2011
Snow at Dark
No, no snow here -- yet -- but I am participating in a wonderful class by Virgil Carter on Painting with Color & Natural Light held on Wet Canvas (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12160512#post12160512). While I'm struggling with the technical information about shadows, light, local, expressive and imagined color, I think the 'stretch' these lessons provide will help me -- and others -- enormously! Check them out!
Here I was using a photo of snow in daylight and trying to create, by using color and light, memory and imagination, of that early dark purple/blue that renders such a marvelous 'hush' after a snowfall. While this is only a partial aspect of Virgil's lessons ... it was a challenge to move past the local colors of the photograph to imagination and memory -- fun! I hope to devote more time to these lessons over the weekend.
Right now we're having rain with flurries predicted tomorrow and perhaps a 'snow event' on Monday -- we'll see!
Have fun today -- keep your brushes wet!