Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Value Study - Hill Country Fields

Value Study - Hill Country Fields, 6 x 8

Another quick value study--when I say quick, I mean 20 minutes--not something I take a ton of time doing. I guess it's almost like a sketch in my sketchbook. I'm still finding it shows me whether I have a viable/striking painting idea, and if so, if/where I need to push anything lighter or darker in value. I don't see doing this every time I paint now, but it's teaching me some things and preventing some mistakes, and doesn't take much time at all.

-julie davis

1 comment:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

I like it a lot. I suppose for some of us a sketch is also a value study. I am proud of you for doing these -- I could never do this even at
art college when it meant a grade. I mean I'd make myself, but it drove me mad. But Skip Lawrence said in his workshop that if something is wrong with a painting, it is probably about value.