Like any "theater", there should be ONE main actor! In this case: the SKY! I enjoy being close to a grouping of trees, that can play their simple shapes and values, in order for the sky to take the lead. In this case, I was blessed with a great variety of silhouettes!
Low light, whether it be from storms, early morning or early evening, have always been a challenge to me, in understanding how to create the illuminosity of light, at the same time, creating the illusion of darkness...all with the same pigments that are used in paintings portraying daylight.
Being able to see into the darkness, and "feel" the color that still remains, or rather that our eyes can still detect, is a challenge, because this moment is so fleeting! Many a painting have I attempted, and few that have captured, and survived either the wood stove or a good dirty rag, that merely wipes the panel, toning it for the next attempt!!
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