Word up #84 light

The Dutch Renaissance humanist Erasmus said: Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. Well so let it be light:


I was beginning with a few torn pieces of paper on my canvas, than I applied on my paper collage a thick layer of bright yellow acrylics with a palette knife. On that layer I stamped with mixed media stamps (n*studio/mish mesh) and finally I used a darker color of yellow acrylics to let it drop down on my background.

Quiet nice, bright exactly like some ‘light’. So it come to me if you look into strong like you can see only black forms like silhouettes so I made a fading women silhouette on the middle of my light area.

I was building my darkness around my figure, I used to different blue tints plus I added some glazing liquid which reactivated my underneath layer, so my dark blue tints mixed with my bright yellow creating a dim green accent. Really loved the result.

Finally as being a texture freak I decided to add some light lines to the dark areas or around the light areas using modeling paste.

I am sharing my canvas with One little word word up #84. If you feel like joining just push on the link, get inspired by the talented artists and link up your work.


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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18 Responses to Word up #84 light

  1. Ruth, is your lady popping off the page? Love the 3d look you have here! xo

    • lerusho says:

      Yeah Jackie she is like popping off, I planed to make her dark blue, but at a certain moment I didn’t find her dark enough so I added another and another and oops one more layer… and finally I added some shades, so she is like a candle dancing in the dark just the opposite, she is the dark shadow dancing in the light 😉

  2. clare says:

    Wonderful page the light effect looks ace. Thanks for joining us at one little word.

  3. Elephangaroo says:

    Beautiful page, you captured “light” perfectly!

  4. denthe says:

    love it! great work!

  5. ooohhh I really love how your created this piece. It shines

  6. this is such an interesting image… loved seeing the close ups so I could appreciate the detail… very cool

  7. Saskia says:

    Wow, great and unique work!!!

    Happy Paint Party Friday!

    Smiles, Saskia 🙂

  8. Irene says:

    The contrast of light and dark and all of the texture are a stunning combination!

  9. it seems as if you are peeking through a keyhole.

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