Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Paper Towels and Value Studies

This is the study I promised from yesterday (same scene--but you see more detail in this one).  I apologize for the poor photograph.  It's the strangest thing, but I really like "blocking in" / doing studies like this. Using my dark mix of alizarin, raw umber, and ultramarine blue, and wrapping my finger inside a Viva paper towel, I basically draw/paint with my finger.  Just another fine way to do a value study, or even to block in for a painting:)  

-julie davis


Tracey Mardon said...

I really like your new blog and good for you to do the studies. It imposes so much discipline/thought/planning.The paper towel method is great for clouds.

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Your joy for doing these studies comes through, Julie. This is lovely.