|EDM 122 - Essential Shadows; 3x3" watercolor|
Sunday, October 13, 2013
EDM 122 - Essential Shadows
Sunny days make for great weddings, but anyone will tell you that it's the shadows that make for stunning wedding pictures. You can't have shadows without light, but it must be slanted light. The severe slant of hard winter casts the longest shadows. Bright, summery sunlight, directly overhead, makes for flat art and for a flat, untested life. You don't get to the end of a beautiful life without spending a good deal of that life enrolled in the School of Shadows. So, we should embrace the "certain slant of light" and trust the One who determines its degree. Here's a favorite poem about the "slant of light" by master word-painter Emily Dickinson.