Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Value does the work, and color gets all the credit.
Another limbering-up Yuba River painting exercise for my Donner Lake, weekend paint out workshop this June 9 in the high Sierras. No matter the medium, painting is all about value control. Without value control, all the pretty colors in the light spectrum will not help you paint a compelling image. The foundation for that is value control. The dramatic value range I used for the Yuba River is the same that I used for this portrait study. If you can't get your values down, you can't bring the quality of your paintings up.