Saturday, April 20, 2013

Distant Peak

Once again, the demonstration painting from today`s class. By restricting the color to only one, value [the degree of light, dark and in between] becomes all important. I read on someone`s blog, that color gets the credit but value does the work. Without the concern for color and therefore realism, a painter is free to emphasize something else. I think with less choice, something more pure in one`s intention results. Some simple, atmospheric work was done this morning.
watercolor on paper 17"x14"

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Jo Reimer said...

Amazing illustration of the work of value. I'm learning with every picture you post.

RH Carpenter said...

Gorgeous!! I've had two teachers tell me that quote about color and value - not sure where it began but I like it! And I love this painting!