Late afternoon light, Anniversary Bay, Northwest Tasmania.

Light brings life to any subject, but getting the light ‘right’ in coloured pencils (and all other art mediums for that matter) requires a great deal of study.

It’s important to spend enough time in any landscape to be able to identify the particular colour/s that the light of each region has.

Australian landscapes contain brilliant light conditions at certain times of the year.

Here in Tasmania, we have long periods of twilight that allow the artist time to observe and record the light at that particular time of the day. Early morning light is popular with artists too.

The rendering of light shouldn’t be guessed; one needs to know the true ‘colours’ of light so as to do justice to the landscape they are painting.

Today’s image is from a part of Tasmania that often has a warm, yellow evening light. I chose an ochre coloured paper to assist me with portraying what I believe to be the ‘correct’ light for this particular landscape.



About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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5 Responses to THE VALUE OF LIGHT

  1. Phil Davis says:

    stunning as always Richard

  2. Mary Cubano says:

    There is visibly a bunch to realize about this. I assume you made some good points in features also.

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