Friday, June 4, 2010
Its going to be a breif post tonight. I saw Jeff Beck play tonight in Boston, and its quite late. What a concert! He is an amazing artist,the variety of sounds and moods he gets is unequaled by anyone else. He closed with a couple of Les Paul tunes, very surprising. He's on tour, see him if you can. As a surprise opening act they had Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, one of the few people out there who could conceivably open for Beck.
I have been talking about color temperature. One of the comments asked why you would want to paint your lights cool, or warm rather than the "true" way they appear. The simple answer is that color is subservient to design like anything else in a painting. There are times when you want accuracy, and times when you want poetry. In the summer with all the green out there, you might want to think about how much of that you want in a painting. Sometimes you can observe variety into them, but when you can't its handy to know how to install it. I did a series of posts on painting greens.
Painting the lights cool or neutralized and the shadows warm in a high summer landscape, eliminates a lot of the more chartreuse greens that can be so overbearing. Forcing your greens in the light towards a warmer note adds red which neutralizes them too. In the summer, choosing your color temperature can be a survival trick.
I will be back and possibly more useful tomorrow.