November 30, 2008

Shadow shot


(280) This shadow results from a steel sculpture created by Kentucky artist Donnie Firkins. To see more shadow shots, please visit Hey Harriet!
The photo is an excellent reminder in how to paint shadows because it is easy to see that they appear darker with a harder edge the closer they are to the object casting the shadow. Then they transition to lighter values with softer edges as they move further away from the object.
"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same"...Nelson Mandela

11 comments:

Paz said...

Very interesting art lesson. The shadows make a nice pattern. Love the quote.

Paz

Paula Scott said...

I learned from Bud Edmundson that shadows should be a darker value of what they are cast upon. I thought it was a great tip and I enjoyed your tips too.
More importantly, I enjoyed your beautiful shadow shot!

Mike said...

Verrrry cool, Faye! Just letting you know I have finally acknowledged your tag. Stop by!

Mike said...

Trying again to comment . . .Faye, I have finally acknowledged your tag. Thanks!

Stop by my blog to see who got the next round.

Hot Fudge said...

What a fascinating shadow shot, and what a great painting lesson! The images on your blog are a feast for the eye.

Hey Harriet said...

Now that sure is a lovely shadow shot! I imagine the sculpture is an impressive piece.

And a great Mandela quote!

Kelly said...

What a fascinating and interesting shadow photo! Wonderful post!

Faye Pekas said...

Hi Faye, I followed your link from another shadow post so I could say hi to another Faye :) Your shot does make a great shadow post.

Faye

Marian Fortunati said...

This is such a perfect shot for that little mini-lesson. I don't think the diminishing value has ever appeared that clear to me!
THANKS!!

Kellie Hill said...

So glad you tagged me! I loved reading your 7 things, too.... couldn't agree more about the not watching the news thing :)

And I've never specifically noticed that about shadows- wow. I love the way you see things! And it comes through in your art so well...

Gina said...

Love this SS..beautiful pattern!! :D