Thursday, January 19, 2012

value study


(8x10)
My teacher, Marie Natale, brought value scales to class for us. I have had a value scale (or two) laying around my studio ... but I never used it!
I did the quick study above using the scale, and even though I still have a hard time getting to the darkest value, I found using the scale really helped.

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13 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

This is lovely! I would mat and frame it :) I love value studies or paintings just a limited palette of just 2 colors. I have many of these value scales lying around the art room - and never use them (perhaps I should at least put one on the bulletin board so I see it once in a while).

Gwen Buchanan said...

subtle delicate and rich.. I love tone on tone in value studies.

marnold said...

Cool. The water really works and plenty of depth. Cool.

Joyfulartist said...

I have one of those value thingies around here someplace! I guess I don't use mine either! Time to get it out; your value painting proves the point.

Cathy Gatland said...

The value study is really effective, hardly needs colour at all - think I must get one of those scales!

Watercolorist said...

I have had difficulty using the value scale but should have another try. Love your sketch. Why not try a light yellow glaze over the whole are. I think it would look stunning.
Jean

Anns Art said...

Hi, Found your blog via Teri over at Painted Daisies, just dropping by to say 'hello' and I'll be popping back to see your wonderful paintings - you are definitely a very good watercolour artist.

Barbara M. said...

What a lovely piece you've made with this. David Lobenberg does super portraits using grey scale. Great idea.

You are already great with a range of values.

XO Barbara

JANE MINTER said...

super value study laura ...invaluable

Werner said...

Lovely study Laura.
I only use different sorts of pencils to achieve different tones, but I admit it's hard to find the right value, especially if you're searching for a particular one, e.g. one between two values that you've already used. Sometimes you'll need to adjust another one to "squeeze" a new one in between.

Sadeu said...

simple and beautiful

Irina said...

Great value study result.
That's why they say that tone is more important then color.
My teacher asked me to draw bicycle from life on huge piece of paper. I was drawing it for two months and then, surprise! I realized how values worked.

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is so simple, but so beautiful. I have never used a value scale before.

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