Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shadows and Reflections

Parkway Series #53    12 x 16   oil    Sold

There are many differences between shadows and reflections.  The angle of the sun has a direct relationship to the shadow and not to the reflection.  The angle of the object has an inverse relationship to the reflection and not to the shadow.  Color can be distorted in the reflection depending on the sky color and other surrounding colors; the color of light more so than shadows are distorted from adjacent colors.  I'm sure there are many more differences; artists perceive these differences many times without really being aware of them.

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