Rain

You spoke the water
And the water has given
Us a new name
But I call you, still

Poetry and Love

Satisfying shadows
The earth parades us
And these drops
Seem to fly

 

 

Inspired by the lovely Lady Nimue: Rains

 

Note: Monet and Renoir discovered, through the practice of painting light and water en plein air (in the open air) that the color of shadows is not brown or black, but the reflected color of the objects surrounding them (an effect today known as diffuse reflection).

“Color owes its brightness to force of contrast rather than to its inherent qualities … primary colors look brightest when they are brought into contrast with their complementaries.” ~ Monet

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8 thoughts on “Rain

  1. “color of shadows is not brown or black, but the reflected color of the objects surrounding them”

    Very interesting association they made between shadows and reflections. I wonder the dominant notions in Optics at the time. It’s made me rethink how shadows form and how reflections do too. Very interesting.. Optics was never a main focus of mine, except as a means to other ends; this gets me to revise.. Nice heads-up

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