Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Monday, March 26, 2012
The Foundation of Painting
This young gentleman was one of my drawing students at Sacramento City College, and these photos* show the progress of my watercolor painting of him. It's not finished yet. I shall post the finish some time in April. As you can see, I primarily worked from dark to light controlling my light, dark, and mid values VERY, VERY carefully. This comes from years of painting and lots of studies in monotone only. My favorite monotone color is Winsor and Newton's Payne's Gray. Color IS value, but if you cannot control value, I firmly believe that you cannot master representational painting. I've just completed a one hour, fifteen minute DVD on this subject. It will be ready for purchase in April. I welcome your comments on my color portrait to date and any interest you may have concerning purchasing "Portraiture In Payne's Gray".
*photos graciously provided by one of my workshop students