Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Value Study in Oils

It's a challenge to get ALL the values in the scene before you. Try to identify the lightest and darkest areas and then key all other values to them. Thinking in terms of posterized shapes of light vs. shadow helps to simplify the scene into something paintable. Also using a small canvas and a big brush forces you to see and paint in simpler terms.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work... Your choice of colors is very nice.