Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Painting With Watercolors-3












Shadows are important element of a watercolor painting. Shadows give a painting a sense of proportion, and a sense of reality. When done well, shadows make a painting look "real". Just as it is difficult to make a painting interesting without light, it is also difficult to make a painting interesting without shadows. You might say shadows are part of the drill.

You probably know where I am going with this, but I will say it anyway: shadows make life interesting as well. Some shadows are darker than others. Some shadows are frustrating, and yes, even God's shadows are frustrating at times. Sometimes, the brighter the light, the darker the shadows.

That too, I am afraid, is part of the drill.