S2L2 Guiding the Eye: Focusing with Value – Download
Using as her study from Lesson 1 of this series, Dianne guides you through using varying degrees of value contrast and gradation to build a path to the focal point. This lesson is built on the concept that degrees of value contrast will attract the eye and degrees of gradation will gently lead the eye.
Series 2: GUIDING THE EYE
Focusing with Value- S2L2
This lesson is S2L2, Focusing with Value of the GUIDING THE EYE series. Using as her study from Lesson 1 of this series, Dianne guides you through using varying degrees of value contrast and gradation to build a path to the focal point. This lesson is built on the concept that degrees of value contrast will attract the eye and degrees of gradation will gently lead the eye.
Value is the single most important element for composing with clarity. In this series, Dianne shows how to use degrees of value contrast as the agent that guides the eye throughout the painting. In this two lesson series, she delegates the first lesson to following a general to specific process of setting the stage for a visual path. In Lesson Two, she will show how to refine that process so that the eye is truly guided by the placement of varying degrees of contrast.
With every brushstroke we make, we are composing. Just as with any creation, we begin with a structure, then as the art work begins we place shapes, values and colors according to the concept with which we are working. The more we practice, the deeper our experience becomes. We move to a higher levels of thinking and decision-making. We have moments when our intention is to bring clarity and resolution to the work.
It’s not necessary to memorize principles when we can turn them into tools and make them work for us one at a time. If we focus on them as individual organic slices of the total creative process, they become second nature to the way we work. THAT gives us unlimited potential to creative expression. They are as simple as learning to drive a car.
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