January 10, 2011

Color Drop: Beginning 2011

"January Morning"

This winter has given us breathtaking skies both in the morning and in the evening.   The colors and light in the sky and surrounding scene make the dark days starkly beautiful.  When winter is gray for two months with no sun or snow, the mood matches the colors... ever notice this?   Look around at the colors surrounding you.... does it make a difference in your mood when they are light-filled?

I am working on capturing this luminous winter light in oil pastels.  Quite a different experience capturing this light in photographs as opposed to making it with your own hand and eye.  It feels more a part of me when I am "Making" color light, yet it it often not what I saw.  A different beauty....

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