Sunday, November 14, 2010
quandary- how to get all that color in value only
Yesterday, Paul and I took a walk on the fields in Manassas. It was late afternoon and by the time we were heading back and the sun was setting. This time of year brings magic at sunset. The sun is at an angle that ignites certain portions of the landscape. My mouth dropped in awe when I saw this tree, in all its bronze splendor just glowing in the light. Not only the angle of light but the contrast between the bronze and blue behind the tree made it so extraordinary. It reminded me of a George Inness painting. As a challenge I tried to capture it in value only. How does one get all that color in value?