Saturday, July 17, 2010
Color corresponds to value. Ever looked through red acetate or a sheet of red plastic? You see like a dog...woof, woof. You see a value range from light to dark but no chroma or color. You can paint with one color, be it in red, blue , yellow or really any damn color that floats your boat. If you can do that well enough, how about any damn COLORS that float your boat but with the same value range that you see while looking through that sheet of red plastic? That is what I did here ( I didn't, however, look through a sheet of red plastic as I can see colors as values without any visual aide). Fun, ugh! I painted this gent (once my student at Sacramento City College) in water color. I read that to water color is "to control the flood". What a great description!