For a painter, light and shadows are part of the fabric of the creation that we strive to make. They are what adds the final touch of life into painting. The light is what gives the artwork energy.The light reflected in an eye allows us to see its soul in the shadow.
Colour can give art passion but shadow gives it depth and form. Without passion artwork becomes reserved but without light and shadow it never becomes.
I love a reserved work of art that has the mystery of shadows. The depth of shadow shelters part of nature ‘s story that we need to see; the baby rabbits in their nest, the moose grazing in the night and firelight in the shadows of the cedars.
Today I celebrate the shadows