Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Value studies from Carol Marine's workshop

At the workshop last week (with Carol Marine) we did some value studies. The first one is the same pepper I had painted in color that day (see previous post).

The next day we did three more value studies with 3 values. We had 30 minutes for the first one, 15 minutes, and 5 minutes for the next two. We had to choose which value (dark, medium or light) would be dominant, which one would be secondary and the "smidge".

My first value study is an orange on a plate where the medium value is dominant, the dark secondary and the light the smidge. The second value study one has a dominant light value, a secondary medium value and the smidge is the darkest value (the cherry and the cup). I wanted my third value study to be dark dominant... in 5 minutes... well I tried it and wiped it not long after. If I recall it was definitely the dark value dominant but there was not much else. It looked like a mess. This exercise turned out to be more difficult that I anticipated. Probably because of the time constraint. But almost everyone did better with less time. It forces you to make quick decisions and stick to them. You don't have time to change your mind anyway.

BTW: here's a group picture for the workshop.


Regina Calton Burchett said...

Johanne - These all look great! I'm impressed with what a great job you did in so little time. And thanks for sharing some of what you learned.

Leslie Matiacio said...

The cup and cherry is my favorite. Very nice.

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks for your comments Regina and Leslie. I appreciate.