Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Edit out your studio lights

after doing a painting containing a metal spoon today i realized there were to many spectacular highlights on it, the reason being it was catching some from my studio lights, and even though the studio lighs are weaker and further away than the light on my still life they will cause highlights which need to be mentally removed from the scene when painting glass, metal, wet  surfaces and other shiny objects.

This also reminds me of something that carlson wrote on somall areas.  He states that a small area of shadow surrounded by an area of light will be much lighter than a bigger area that is receiving the same amount of light.  This also goes for small areas of light in dark areas.

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