Saturday, February 5, 2011

the light


I had an epiphany this morning. Photos, paintings, quilts; all come to life when light is the main ingredient.
A picture is flat no matter how well composed if light doesn't infuse it.
The eye hungers for deep shadow, and is drawn to strong highlight.
It may be all about the subject, but light is the messenger.

2 comments:

Sandpiper said...

Very true! I've learned that in photography.
Becky

Ken said...

Glenda, my friend Jim is a visual artist (a dotalist) living in Calgary. He often refers to the importance and power of light in his pictures. His blog is http://dotpainter.wordpress.com/ -- Ken