S8 L2 Creating Value Relationships
In this lesson, S8L2 Creating Value Relationshiips of our WORKING WITH VALUES series, Dianne uses a yellow barn in a pasture to guide you towards finding the major, moderate and minor relationships as they appear in the scene. She uses her newly developed Notan Value Scale (included with your video download) as a guide for showing where these relationships exist on the scale and what makes them major, moderate or minor. .When we switch our attention from what a subject is to its various values in shadow and not-in-shadow, we find we are able to more confidently interpret our subjects. Often the only thing that causes problems in our paintings is how we’ve interpreted the degrees of our values. Many times that happens because we were more focused on the identity of the subject rather than the values that are within it. Dianne hopes that this series will help artists struggling with values to find clarity and self confidence. Among contempary artists whose work reflects a confident working value relationship Kevin MacPherson stands out as a master. Take a look at his value interpretaions in paintings on his website Gallery. Also, you can see examples of how Dianne works with values by visiting her on-line Gallery.