The light you use in your work can portray the time of day and the season of the year. Morning light may be golden and represent tranquility–the peaceful time before the hustle and bustle of the activities of the day. Midday light has the brilliance of high noon. Light of late afternoon creates dramatic, long shadows. The cool, crisp, pale light of spring gives way to the warmer (redder) light of summer and fall. Winter offers cold light and stark contrasts.
Artist and instructor Butch Krieger is a contributing editor for The Artist?s Magazine. He lives in Port Angeles, Washington.