Monet did a whole series of “haystack” paintings like this one under different atmospheric conditions. In the winter, on a rainy day, in the early morning and my personal favourite – in dense fog. As the father of impressionism, his shadows are very highly regarded by art experts and historians. All shimmery, multicoloured, and diaphanous, they are quite interesting but are not for me. I could study these, and physics, and angles, and other stuff (yawn), and do more realistic and Monet-ish shadows, but that’s not the way GNAY rolls! I cast my shadows where I need them for maximum compositional effect, not where the sun says so. The sun is not the boss of GNAY!


May 09, 2017

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