okay i got a little caught up in my own hype. one of the quotes below from 42 enthusiastic thumbs up ” I can’t imagine an “outside force” slowing you down” wasn’t about me, it was about physics, which is a great opportunity to talk about how light operates, Kathy wrote me:
“The ‘outside force’ comment referred to our brief conversation about why
matter (in your case, photons) travels through space and doesn’t stop:
Newton’s First Law of motion: A body at rest remains at rest and a body
in motion remains in motion unless acted upon by an outside force!
Hadn’t thought of your head cold as an outside force but I guess it does
Actually, I like his third law as it is really the most universal and
applies to everything we do, including painting: For every action there
is an equal and opposite reaction. Think horizontal and vertical
planes of light, for instance: a corollary of that rule is ‘angle of
incidence equals angle of reflection’ and it’s the angles on which light
hits planes that change its intensity, of course as well as the
reflectivity of the surface….”
That there is the physics of how light operates in the real world. It’s why the ground is usually lighter than a wall or trees or mountains or a cowboy on a horse or a nice bottle of merlot. And something to keep in mind when your painting has turned to mud and everything is the same value. Thanks to Kathy and Mr. Newton, inventor of gravity and the fig newton.