Posts Tagged: Values

Basics Redux

Redux is not a word we hear often. To me, it’s an awkward word. It sounds funny, and exactly what does it mean anyway? Well, it means to bring something back, to re-hash something that’s already been hashed to death. OK,

Basics Redux

Redux is not a word we hear often. To me, it’s an awkward word. It sounds funny, and exactly what does it mean anyway? Well, it means to bring something back, to re-hash something that’s already been hashed to death. OK,

Facing the Bugaboo

Last week I wrote about my bugaboo: getting a wide range of values in my drawings and paintings. I’m always concerned that my darks are too dark. I worry that my lights are too light. I make many value scales for practice, and I read all

Facing the Bugaboo

Last week I wrote about my bugaboo: getting a wide range of values in my drawings and paintings. I’m always concerned that my darks are too dark. I worry that my lights are too light. I make many value scales for practice, and I read all

The Moon Lies Fair Upon the Straits

The sea is calm tonight. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; From Dover Beach Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold has always been a favorite poem of mine. Just reciting the opening lines always puts me in

The Moon Lies Fair Upon the Straits

The sea is calm tonight. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; From Dover Beach Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold has always been a favorite poem of mine. Just reciting the opening lines always puts me in

The “Plane” Truth

I hesitate to speak much of truth when it comes to art. There really are no absolutes. We have guidelines to follow and maybe a few natural laws to keep in mind, such as those involving gravity, perspective, light, and the color

The “Plane” Truth

I hesitate to speak much of truth when it comes to art. There really are no absolutes. We have guidelines to follow and maybe a few natural laws to keep in mind, such as those involving gravity, perspective, light, and the color

The Great Mysteries of Art

I’ve always loved reading stories about art sleuths. You know, those dedicated individuals who track down stolen paintings or other works of art, and those, also, who set out to prove or disprove the authenticity of a newly-discovered painting or

The Great Mysteries of Art

I’ve always loved reading stories about art sleuths. You know, those dedicated individuals who track down stolen paintings or other works of art, and those, also, who set out to prove or disprove the authenticity of a newly-discovered painting or

The Old Gray Mare – Underpainting Value Study

As you know, lately I’ve been studying oil painting techniques, and my assignment yesterday was to take a photo reference and use it to complete an underpainting to show the values.

The Old Gray Mare – Underpainting Value Study

As you know, lately I’ve been studying oil painting techniques, and my assignment yesterday was to take a photo reference and use it to complete an underpainting to show the values.

Blame It on the Moon

As I worked at my easel, the painting really didn’t know what it wanted to be. At one point, it was turning into a seascape. At another time, it was just a hillside with mountains behind it

Blame It on the Moon

As I worked at my easel, the painting really didn’t know what it wanted to be. At one point, it was turning into a seascape. At another time, it was just a hillside with mountains behind it