Monday, June 05, 2006
Dark Values and EDM 70
There's been much discussion recently on the EDM list about values in painting and sketching. I too have always avoided trying my hand at the very dark colors and values. So in order to address my fears, I attempted these pots for EDM 70. While a lovely blue, I think I've overworked them to the point of losing all the subtleties I had originally put in them.
So, instead of continuing to wreck these pots further, I did this still life -- which I like better.
In all, I've learned that darker values take more time to build, don't respond well (at least the Payne's Gray I used) to repeated 'fussin' overs' ... and the subtleties within the values can easily get lost if you're not careful.
There goes the "P" word again -- PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!