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Thursday, May 06, 2010


Radiant. Dazzling. Bright. Sparkling. Twinkling. Gleaming. Illumination. Phosphorescent. Lambent. Lucent. Lustrous. Scintillant. Shining.

I like words that attempt to capture the elusiveness of light. They are all picture words that describe some part of light's character, and they make a slide show of pictures in your mind when you read through them. The painfully dazzling light of the sun as it falls in the evening, a rose petal, translucent, veins dimly seen, light accentuating its outer rim. Or women's hair: the sheen light makes by highlighting each strand, making the colours glow vividly. Swirling water, half-and-half shadow and sharp light. Points of light that twinkle in people's eyes.

I love light. In paintings I've done I've tried to catch the shimmer of light on a leaf or a rose; light creates life in art. It is maddeningly difficult to do though, and I end up worshipping Monet for the way he made light sparkle, giving light a life of its own in his paintings.

Here are some pictures that light gives meaning to..


- Lydie


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lydie,

I stumbled across your blog a little while ago. I hope you don't mind, but I've been keeping up with your challenge of writing a post for 100 consecutive days. So, I've been checking in to read your posts, again, hope you don't mind. I console myself with the fact that you write and publish it so I may read it:) Keep it up! It's no small feat. I look forward to reading more. And I'll try think of something for you to write about too.

A faithful reader

7:44 pm  
Blogger Lydz said...

Hi Faithful Reader!

It's a bit weird to write to Anonymous people, so if you keep commenting on here, I'll continue to call you FR. - I love that there're some faithful readers on this blog! Woot! It's inspiration to keep writing, big time.

Yes, I thought that if I wrote consistently I'd be helping other people to have more consistency and stability in their lives. As well as giving me a place to rant and use up all those amazing words that are lying around and need to be used..
Cool! I'd like to get some ideas of what to write!

- Lydie

12:18 am  

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