Monday, August 12, 2013

Cast Shadows

                                           "Treasure Island"

Cast shadows in landscapes can help your painting in several ways.

1. Placed in the foreground, they can act as a frame or lead-in to the focal area.

2. The cast shadows can help define the light areas.

3. A cast shadow can provide gradation opportunities.

4.  A cast shadow can add drama to your composition.

Even if in reality there is no cast shadow, consider adding one for these reasons.

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