Video Demonstrating The Effects of Interference Paint

Video Demonstrating The Effects of Interference Paint

The video above is a visual example of the lighting effects of interference paint. ‘Interference paint’ reflects half of the light spectrum. This means that blue pain will appear blue when viewed from straight on, but yellow when viewed from the side.

This quality of the paint gives life to the work as the image changes depending upon the light and where the viewer stands.

The video shows some of this effect as it depicts light coming in from two or more angles using four paintings as examples: Coldwater II, Coldwater IV, Warmwater II, and Converge.

Below are views of other paintings under different lighting conditions.

Southwest Dawn created with interference paint by Maureen Ahern
Southwest Dawn, 10″ x 8″, (two views) inteference paint mixed media on cradled panel.
Warm Beginnings created with interference paint by Maureen Ahern
Warm Beginnings, 11″ x 14″, (two views) inteference paint mixed media on cradled panel.
Warm Water created with interference paint by Maureen Ahern
Warm Water, 10″ x 10″, (three views) inteference paint mixed media on cradled panel.

Convergence created with interference paint by Maureen Ahern
Convergence, 10″ x 10″, (two views) inteference paint mixed media on cradled panel.
Longings of the Heart created with interference paint by Maureen Ahern
Longings of the Heart, 20″ x 16″, (two views) inteference paint mixed media on cradled panel.