Series 29: RELATING COLOR & VALUE
This lesson is S29L4, Exploring Diffused Light of the RELATING COLOR & VALUE Series. Using as her reference an old shack in bright sunlight, Dianne walks us through an exercise that transposes a scene from being directly lit to being under diffused light. She gives us a step by step explanation for how shadows and lights change when the light source is diffused.
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.