Series 29: RELATING COLOR & VALUE
Finding the Right Color- S29L1
This lesson is S29L1, Finding the Right Color of the RELATING COLOR & VALUE Series. Using as her resource an apple hanging from its limb, Dianne guides us through identifying the hue, value and intensity of each area according to how it is receiving light or being subdued by shadow. When we can learn to read the fluidity of color, we equip ourselves to interpret according to what we are seeing.
Color is fluid. Its hue changes according to how much light it is receiving or the quality of shadow covering it. Changing the value of color then, requires more than just adding a lighter or darker value. It requires observing how the hue changes as well. This series breaks this down according to what happens in direct light and in diffused light.
Rather than becoming refined paintings, all these lessons are studies, each showing a different approach for relating color and value. Dianne’s approach to teaching is to show you ways to think about making choices and decisions so that you can work these into your own unique approach to painting.