Friday, April 9, 2010
morning at the lock house/ reflections in water
The canal has lock houses- places where the person who controlled the flow of water at the locks used to live. This is one. The Spring moisture makes the house blend into the foliage and reflections. The close values in the scene made it challenging, small nuances mattered. The reflections in the water are darker that what was reflected, but just how much darker is important. The color of the water and the color of the bottom (mud) underneath the water and play a part in the color of the reflections. Then there's the sky color and the effect of fog, haze and moisture. There are no formulas, an artist just needs to look very carefully.