Ornament Reclining on a Ribbon
Oil on Canvas
I have a difficult time convincing my students and, lets face it sometimes myself, the extreme value of doing a value study as a first stage to developing a painting. Values are so important to creating a strong design and sense realism. Doing a value study helps you focus on this important aspect before adding the complexity of color.
Created as a demo in class, I'm sure this value study had everything to do with the success if the painting above.
Speaking of class, there are openings in the Wednesday morning and evening class for anyone who is interested. The focus in class this month is skies, big glorious skies!
Oh yes, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Wishing you all the very best this year!