Series 37: WORKING WITH SHADOWS
This lesson is S37L3, Warm Light, Cool Shadows of the WORKING WITH SHADOWS Series. Using as her reference a bale of hay in a pasture under direct warm sunlight, Dianne shows how we can use the color wheel to make decisions for interpreting cool shadows under a warm light.
How we treat areas in shadow can make or break the life of our images, but also can be a determining factor in the strength of a painting’s composition. In this series, we learn that interpreting shadows involves more than making them darker. We can find within varying degrees of darkness color differences, texture variations and temperature changes.
Rather than becoming refined paintings, all these lessons are studies, each showing a different approach for using a composing principle. Dianne’s approach to teaching is to show you ways to think about making choices and decisions so that you can work these into your own unique approach to painting.