Thursday, September 15, 2016
Nectarines By Moonlight
In my shadow box have a lamp with a very long, bendy neck so I can point it in any direction. As I'm composing I play around with this a lot to find a situation I really like. For this one I pointed the light towards the very back of the bowl so that just a little bit of the nectarines glow with color. I think it's important to try all sorts of things. Eventually, after playing with all my props, backgrounds, angles, and the light, (this takes anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, or more) I land on something and I think, "Oh, that's cool! I want to paint that." So I do.