Capturing light

bathing cap girl on the beach at sunset illustration

lens flare- reeds on the pier

I’m so fascinated by light. It’s quite difficult to capture. Whenever I find an artist who does it so well (Spencer Finch and Philippe Rahm for two), I’m blown away. In my own work and play I try to explore light and the feeling or mood it can evoke. The illustration above is another one I’m working on to build up my new illustration portfolio. I want to evoke the feeling of the end of a summer day. The photos of the sun and reeds I took on Sunday while strolling with my husband and pooch in Piermont, NY. I love the way the little tufts on top of the reeds were illuminated by the sun.