Snow and stonePosted: February 5, 2015
I had only three-quarters of an hour to sketch today on my way to school so decided not to be overly optimistic about what can be accomplished in that time, in a cold car. The value (the relative degree of lightness or darkness) of a light object or structure in shadow is always a fascination for me. In other words, how dark can you make something (in this case the car in shade and the dark side of the light building) and still have it be perceived as a light object? I’ve sketched this scene many times but the snow always adds a more interesting aspect to it. It’s even better when I’m able to see a sliver of the red side door of the stone church, but there was a car parked in my usual spot today so all I had to draw was snow and stone.