Thursday, June 9, 2011

Values

Don't you wish these were red grapes?  I know.  Me, too!  It would have been a much better color combination.  Oh, well, next time! 

Several months ago, Lisa Daria was discussing values on her blog, and she suggested checking your values by using Photoshop (or any type of photo software) to convert your image to black and white.  I can't tell you how much this has helped me, so I wanted to share it with all of you.  It really helps you to see and identify your problem areas. 

If you haven't visited Lisa's daily painting blog already, please do.  She is a very gifted artist that has completed 745 days of consecutive painting.  Wow, eh?  She never fails to amaze me, and I know that you will enjoy her work, too!

3 comments:

Linda Nickles said...

Darla, I really like your composition . . . and great job on the value study. Thanks for shairng Lisa's tips.

Darla McDowell said...

You're welcome, Linda. And thank you! :)

Grommie said...

Over two years of painting every day... wow! So inspirational.