In nature, photography, paintings, and in other works of art, we find beauty in the way we see light. It has the power to lift, awe, and delight. Whether an artist crafts beautiful effects that mimic light in nature or a photographer captures other-worldly light against a series of buildings, light creates a wonderful and magical focus. The quality of light can set the mood of a painting in an instant. Whether light is warmed by the sun, cooled by the moon, dappled by trees, or bright with a shock of saturated color, note how light speaks to you in a painting. With the projects in this section, think about how the light affects the tone or mood of your work.

Woodland Scene; Sous-bois. Paul Cézanne, French (1839–1906). Watercolor ...

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