Johnnie Liliedahl

Johnnie Liliedahl: Light & Shadow


Video Length: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
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The natural world exists with certain immutable givens: gravity, sunlight, seasons, phases of the moon, etc. These are obvious to everyone. There are other, more subtle, givens in our natural world that can make or break a beginning painter's work if not truthfully observed. Knowledge of the rules that nature imposes on light, shadow, and form will elevate your painting attempts to new levels.


Some of the questions that will be explored and answered are:

  • What is meant by a "shadow"?
  • Are cast shadows and shadow sides the same?
  • Are shadows always cool?
  • If not, why?
  • Can you have different temperature shadows in the same painting?
  • How does light affect the color of the shadows?
  • What determines the core shadow temperature?
  • Can I have warm lights and warm shadows?
  • Can I have cool lights and cool shadows? 


Customer Reviews

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Wanda Walker
Light and Shadow by Johnnie Liliedahl

This video taught me so much of light and shadow. It is a must read on this subject. Once painted, the thrill of understanding this subject makes you walk on water!!!

cornelia es said
Very helpful!

The videos by Johnnie Liliedahl contain contain lots of information! Although they cover all the important basics they are not only for beginning painters an extremely helpful resource. Johnnie Liliedahl not only explains everything in an absolutely comprehensible manner, she also shows examples and answers all the questions that formed in my head while watching.