June 2, 2008

(181) Back-lit
8 x 10, oil
This challenge involved keeping everything in the light family neutral while putting all the color in the flowers because they are in the shadow side. I'm not sure this is the best expression of this assignment. Perhaps a back-lit building or a cliff with reflected light in the shadows would have explained the intention a little better. But the point of the exercise was not lost on me-I can see the advantage in choosing to organize neutrals and color. I'll try it again on another day.
"Do console your poor friend, who is so troubled to see his paintings so miserable, so sad, next to the radiant nature he has before his eyes!"...Corot

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