Friday, March 8, 2013

Value Does All the Work!

"Value does all the work, Color gets all the credit." Perhaps you've heard that saying, and it's true! Here in a painting of mine, with a few modifications. First, I just took out all the color to show the value of the painting. This clearly shows the design and structure of the picture, which can still be seen from a great distance. The next image shows the painting if I were to keep all the color, but paint them all at the same VALUE. Notice how the design is virtually gone, and from across the room, it would be almost impossible to see what it is. The final image shows how there is indeed no value left in the previous image. Although we jump into painting wanting to have fun with color, all is for not if you don't have strong VALUE.