Did I mention I am trying to write a book? I've already decided to change the format. I am going to write "Recipe Books" for each fundamental. They will be volumes and hopefully not overwhelming like one large book trying to cover everything. I am concentrating on the "Value/Tone" volume right now. And am having so much fun just going back to basics. Here are some examples of what will be included.
I know this one shows some color but the volume on Value will mostly be done in Black and White. Just wanted to translate a few images. Upper right of woman watering her flowers is simply to show what is illuminated by the sun and what isn't. I used a gray and a tint of a green. Simple.
I forgot to include in this post the image I am working from. That will be in the book. It is an image of my daughter, Mary, examining the rose bush in our front yard. Lower left is my drawing style. Lower right is just simply stating what is in light which categorizes the rest to shadow. That's one of the most important things I need to know right off the bat! What kind of light am I painting in! And what's in it and what's not! The top two are variations on the plan. I prefer the top right. I think it will make a simpler read from a distance.
I just completed a workshop at our own studio in Angels Camp, CA. This was a quick demo I did to demonstrate our first exercise. This was figuring out my value pattern. Did a few adjustments with the one in color.
This is a cosmetic piece I did. This will hang in my sister's and her husband's business office. They own their own distribution company called "Style Garage." They did an incredible job with the commercial building they bought and renovated.
18" x 24"
Oil on Canvas