we talked about shadows, both form and cast. some of this i knew but occasionally forget in the heat of "battle" and some was new. some obvious differences, like hard edges on cast shadows and more gradual transitions on form shadows (unless they are on a box or turning around a very sharp edge.) another thing that i might have known had i thought about it more was that shadows can be colorful, but always take on the chroma of the underlying surface upon which they fall whether they be cast or form. they must be lower in value (ie, darker). now i was dozing abit a one point and i think i caught the tail end of the following: the lightest lights in a dark (like shadow) should still be darker than the darkest darks in the light. this was told to be by charles reid, so i think it probably is true and re-iterated by ted here today....but of course i could be wrong.....i was snoozing (just a little bit).
so, i did as much as i was going to do on the first painting and started on the second with about one hour to go this afternoon.
|"in search of a husband" 14"X 17"|
i think i will just post the photos of the next painting tomorrow to break up the two processes although the first photo shows the effort from today.