New Value Study

Well, it’s not perfect but much better.

When viewing the black and white photograph of the study you can see I’m still not quite there but much better than my first try (See previous post http://cynthiarodday.com/blog/2017/10/03/its-so-good-because-its-so-bad/ for first attempt).

I think one thing is certain from this exercise. I need to work on determining mid-tones values. Ultimately, I should purchase a few mid-tones of various colors.

While the study isn’t perfect, I wanted to apply it to an actual photograph of a landscape. Does have the right values make a painting work regardless of the colors/hues used in the artwork. Below is the pastel using the various colors in the new Value Study

Do those colors work? This scene depicts pine trees along a small lake. In the reflection you see the trees as well as the sky. Here’s the original black and white photograph. Tell me does the colors from the Value Study work?

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