Series 29: RELATING COLOR & VALUE
Dark Side of Color- S29L3
This lesson is S29L3, Dark Side of Color of the RELATING COLOR & VALUE Series. Using as her resource an old barn next to a tree, Dianne begins with the study from Lesson 2, guiding us through translating color of the four major shadows – form, core, cast and occlusion – showing how hues, values and intensities change according to the angle of the shadow from the light source or the reflected light being received.
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.