My Daily Art
It’s almost as if Reid has backlit the painting to achieve this effect. Actually, the artist constructed a makeshift hayloft in his Toronto studio and brought in some neighbourhood kids (and bales of hay) to complete the tableau. Still, this doesn’t take away from his ability to give us the compelling impression of a naturally lighted interior. The cascading rays infuse the scene with drama and realism, heightening the expressions on the boys’ faces and bringing the piles of hay to life. You can almost taste the summer dust in the air.
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