Wednesday, December 03, 2008

City-scapes/Value Studies



It's a luxury to be able to paint for myself. So once again I'm concentrating on value because I feel if the values are off, the painting is weak and spoiled. This is the same intersection, painted an hour apart during the morning rush. I used only black and white oil paints.
7"x5"
Oil on Linen

5 comments:

Melinda said...

What a great idea. Very nice results too! You're showing an admirable discipline. Did you enjoy the work?

susan hong-sammons said...

I LOVE the work. For me, seeking out the correct values is almost everything. Once that's done, it all falls into place.
Hope you're able to enjoy you beautiful weather. It's cooold here.

Maggie Latham said...

These two stand for themselves the way they are. Just lovely....
Just discovered your blog via qiang-huang, a daily painter...and am so glad I did.

Loriann Signori said...

Beautiful atmosphere and they feel so old world. Your values are so perfect,they do not need color.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I like these very much. Your values are just so beautifully suttle. Using only black and white truly makes you deal with value. What a great lesson. It is amazing the atmosphere you have conveyed. I feel the cold.