Friday, November 12, 2010

2 Values

As always, my primary concern is value and temperature. So last week I spent my time in Scottsdale, under the tutelage of Peggi Kroll Roberts, studying the figure, well actually - value and temperature. We had 5-15 minutes per pose to lay in the basic shapes and say it in two values. One value for the lights and one value for the shadows. I spent the bulk of my time mixing a puddle of paint for my light value and another puddle for my dark value. With the clock running out, I quickly painted the pose. Towards the end of the week I managed to add temperature changes while being careful not to alter my established two values. After the designated time there was often a costume change and always a pose change. Studying the figure in this manner for five days was a great learning experience and I feel I walked away better able to find and simplify the most important shapes, values, and temperature.


SamArtDog said...

Susan, these are hands-down my favorites of your work I've seen. Ever. They're perfectly simple and simply perfect. Hope you're pleased with them as well.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Sam, Thanks for stopping by. I'm not sure where these studies will lead me but I have continued to explore in this direction. Happy Painting to you

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