Signature Member at Colorado Watercolor Society

Signature Member at Colorado Watercolor Society

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Barn value study

Here is a value study on an 8x10.5 piece of white drawing paper rendered with 3 pens - ie 2 shades of gray plus black, plus the white of the paper.  Limiting the number of values encourages one to simplify, adjust design, and avoid getting too detailed in your preliminary sketches which serve to help work out your final composition.   I will probably do another value study using a watercolor wash to further workout my value concept/design, thinking about temperature and color, as well.  I like to do these studies and then return to them months later in order to do a painting that doesn't necessarily get caught up with local color. 

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