Thursday, 28 June 2012



There are basically two types of shadows. The shape cast by the light and the shading on the object.

Light produces shadow, and the source of that light is important to the painter. The type of shadow is influenced by the light source, which can be high, low, to one side, in front or behind. 

The intensity of the light source will affect the tonality of both shading and shadow, and its proximity to the object will affect the intensity of the shadow.
The sun causes many objects to have shadows and at certain times of the day, when the sun is at certain heights, the lengths of shadows change.

If there are multiple light sources there are multiple shadows, with overlapping parts darker, or a combination of colours. 

Monday, 25 June 2012

St Michaels Tower Gloucester Exhibition

This week, 27-28th June, the class will be preparing images ready for our exhibition at St Michaels Tower  Gloucester, August 11th-18th.
St Michaels Tower is the home of ‘Gloucester Civic Trust’, an independent charity run by volunteers.

We will be working with Gloucester themed images in any media. All our images for the exhibition will be 8inx6in, to optimise the space on the tower screens, which will be mounted bagged and labelled. David has purchased the mounts ready for the class to use.