I no longer post to my blog, but it contains several years worth of short articles I've written regarding various painting tips, thoughts, and inspiration for pastelists and oil painters. I began the blog in 2011 simply as a resource for students I taught at my studio at the time. I stopped posting in 2018, but even though I've grown in my artistic journey since then, much of what I've shared here is still relevant, and therefore I've kept it visible for anyone who cares to skim though it.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
value study, oil, 8 x 10
I've been primarily a pastel artist for many years, but I work in oil, too. However, color mixing in oil has always been my challenge. Every once in awhile I find that I need to take a step back and look at my subject matter in values only. After all, if you don't get the values right, you'll just make a mess with color. Today I thought it was time for a monochromatic value study.