Acrylic | 46 x 46 cm
Drawing on inspiration from a recent trip to The Whitsundays and North Queensland, 'Sun Glitter VI' expresses my inner feelings of the sun reflecting off the ocean.
Sun glitter is a bright, sparkling light formed when sunlight reflects from water waves and ripples, usually caused by natural movement of the water. Light reflects from smooth surfaces by specular reflection. A rippled but locally smooth surface such as water will reflect the sun at different angles at each point on the surface of the small waves. As a result, a viewer in the right position will see many small images of the sun, formed by portions of the waves that are orientated correctly to reflect the sun's light, in a constantly changing pattern.