I am attracted to sunlight highlighting something in a dark background, and many of my paintings have that as a subject. My current painting is no different. When I am done painting my square each day, I roll the easel over to a corner of the room that doesn’t have a lot of light and there it stays until the next morning when I begin painting again.
Yesterday afternoon when I walked up the stairs, I noticed that a beam of sunlight from a window was falling across part of the painting. The bright light really brought out some of the subtle color changes in the individual squares. I liked the effect so much I took the photo above.
My paintings are always at there best when they have bright light illuminating them. We have my “Sunflower” painting hanging in the bedroom on a dark blue wall. When the track lighting is on highlighting the painting, it gives the sunflower an amazingly brilliant glow. It’s a beautiful effect.
See my paintings at: davidmarchant.ca
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