Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Taking the dog for a ride

Another snowy scene using mostly a half inch flat. I enjoyed figuring out the challenges of all these shades of white. For example, is snow whiter than white dog fur?  Not a question I had thought about before. Mmmm. On balance, yes - it is. I remembered reading somewhere that in landscapes, the lightest light is normally going to be the sky. So I realised the snow would be reflecting the sky and must therefore be my lightest light. I wish I had gone to art school and been taught all this stuff. I'm sure it takes 3x as long having to figure it all out for yourself!

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