Thursday, September 17, 2009

Values Exercise

Values Exercise, 12 x 12

Greatest day--yesterday we started Laurel Daniel's class again--four short weeks, but I love learning, and learning about painting is such a kick for me-even when it's studying value. This is actually the third I did in class yesterday--the first dealt with local color with a light, medium, and dark object. The second was painted with a range of 7-8 grays from black to white, and the third we were allowed to use color, attempting to keep the same accuracy in value shifts. This doesn't look too colorful, but the objects were quite neutral, and I didn't go crazy with the background color. I like the neutrals, even though the subject matter isn't glamorous. I suppose it helps the form stand out more.

-julie davis


Kerri Settle said...

Beautiful work with those grays!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

I have such a hard time thinking of value. Thanks for sharing this with us. It's lovely. Lucky you taking a class with Laurel.


Laurel Daniel said...

Great job Julie! It's hard but fun and freeing at the same time!

Nicki said...

What a great exercise and I think you have done a wonderful job. I love the simplicity of the objects and overall feel and yet there is nothing simple about the actual exercise. Hearing you talk about it makes me miss a classroom setting. I love learning, too and oh my, do I have a lot to learn!

Take care,

Carolyn Finnell said...

Julie, I have tagged you to receive a "Kreativ Blogger" award on my blog, if you are interested.