Sunday, October 19, 2014

Red Pear and Classy News

My oil painting class started last week and I have a really nice group of students.  Our first lesson focused on values.  (A value is how light or dark a particular color is).  Values are easiest to see in a monochromatic painting.

I asked everyone to pick a dark color on their palette and we created paintings using just that color plus white.  I chose a rich, dark red - Alizarin Crimson.  My demo for the class is above.

As long as the values are correct, the color doesn't really matter.  In the next class, we are going to repaint our pears using color.  Stay tuned!

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