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Technique for Painting a Glow Effect

Here's a technique to capture that lens flare effect we see all the time in photography. Traffic Lights, gouache over casein, 5 x 8 inches Note the gradation of the dark values from the brightest spot behind the middle of the utility pole. It becomes gradually darker in the lower left and right corners. Here's the photo that inspired me (of the new museum in Washington).
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