It’s great to be back in Lucca where there’s a painting on every corner and more! Hence I’ve been choosing colazione caffe’s for sketching out opportunities.
Yesterday’s sketch afforded me 2 discoveries for this subject, both based on chiaroscuro, a chequerboard if you like. Aka alternation = light/dark, light/dark, light/dark. Given that some of the dark might be not so dark and some of the light might not be so light – in other words, a full range of values is required – every shape should have a different value to it’s neighbour – this difference might only be a 1% variation.
So what were the 2 gems I discovered?
Even though the sketch and the painting will be contrejour, I will be able to use similar values to tell my story. Values make the impact, colour is just cosmetics.
Something more to think about, these shapes did not conveniently place themselves correctly for me, I made them happen, as I was sketching these wee ideas presented themselves to me so I pushed them into my painting concept – I’m the artist!!
non ferma cari amici!!
Great info Amanda , filled a lot of blanks I wasn’t aware of.
thanks Grant, you're welcome!! it's incredible all the stuff we need to know!!
It's all a bit complex for me. I find that if you like a colour with a particular brand stick with it. Alternatively finding an Artist who has their colours listed and use that.
you're so right, it can be absolutely mind boggling. hope you're well and painting up a storm - love your dragonflies!! thanks Jude xxx
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