Title: Evening Light - South Canol
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others a yellow spot into the sun"
When a painting has light it comes alive. I love the light and I realize that the more I mature as an artist the more aware I have become of it. John Singer-Sargent was a master of light and he classified 5 different kinds: These being light; midtone; shadow; accents; and reflected light. I think it is worthwhile to know how each works in a painting and incorporate them in my paintings. Only problem is I don't really think about it! But I think it's like anything else in life in order to do something without thinking you have to be willing to do it very intentionally, slowly and even mechanically at first until it becomes second nature. IIt's like when you learned to ride a bike or tie your shoes"