Luscher Farm

This lesson is for intermediate and advanced painters. Capturing the play of light across an expanse is challenging and very rewarding as a painter. This particular scene is a lovely example of how light and shadow interplay to create a visually beautiful moment. I did one of my very first pastel landscapes from this photo, so it’s pretty special to me. It really is a spectacular piece of reference; capturing a dramatic and fleeting moment. When artists speak of “chasing light” well, I think I caught it here, just for a second or two. I revisit it now and again, very grateful for the path it set me on! I hope you enjoy painting along with me! I recommend following along for a first try, then using one of the alternate reference photos to do a second piece using the same steps; just applying them to the alternate reference photo or better yet, go on a photo outing and capture some light!

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