Tuesday, May 12, 2020

In Which I Learn Something

I don't know if this is true for impressionism in general or just for me doing this particular painting, but it appears that a slow and deliberate placement of brushstrokes is better than haphazardly smooshing the paint around in unstructured daubs. And I'm trying to remind myself that the closer a shadow is to its source, the harder the edge will be, while the shadows further from the source will be more diffuse.

Light And Shadow, © 2020, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

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