I learned early in my career as a painter that limited or filtered light is inherently more interesting and beautiful than direct sunlight.
I learned that people are irresistibly drawn to depictions of dappled sun on a wooded path, morning light sifted through mist or clouds, lamplight piercing the gloom of dusk.
Filtered light is soft and gentle. It feels safe and comforting rather than harsh or glaring. And it still does its job of brightening and illuminating the world.
— Thomas Kinkade
Painting: Llewelyn Lloyd (1879 - 1949)