Time of Day

One way to make a painting stand out is to vary the time of day. Most paintings and sketches are done in perfect daylight, perhaps with the sun casting a nice shadow to the left. Changing the time of day alters the lighting dramatically and creates a unique view of your scene. Here are a few examples.

DODGER STADIUM The daytime scene shows a bright green infield with a bold shadow coming across the foreground. The night scene, done from a distance, shows the stadium glowing from within, with a few scattered lights from cars and houses in the background.

UNION STATION The daytime scene is pretty typical: The afternoon ...

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