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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sept. 19 Demo
Off in the Distance, pastel, 12 x 9
In my Monday class we worked from a black and white photo in order to focus on matching values rather than colors. Several students in this class are new to the medium and have a limited number of pastels, so this takes the pressure off of not having enough colors in their supply. But it's also a great exercise for anyone wanting to develop a better eye for values, while also becoming more interpretive with color. This is my demo painting from the class.