Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Like a Warm Breath / or value does the work, color gets the glory

7x20 pastel on uart
Richard always says it, so it now feels like a running subtitle, "Value does the work and color gets the glory." Only with proper value is the viewer able to understand the space in the painting. All the beautiful color in the world won't make a painting if the value is inaccurate. Notans are important to make the composition of value. For more information on this please read pure Richard-pastel pointers blog-"seeing red".
While this painting is rich with the color I love it also reads space and light because of value. The reservoir was magnificent today.... heaven with that light layer of fog.

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