S8 L4 Values in Concert
In this lesson, S8L4 Values in Concert of our WORKING WITH VALUES series, Dianne brings together the concepts taught in Lessons 1, 2, & 3. Using as her resource, an old cabin in a field, she walks us through the roles major, moderate and minor roles that value relationships play within a painting. She uses her newly developed Notan Value Scale (included with your video download) as a guide for showing where these values register on the scale and how we can interpret them within their contextual relationships. .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 contemporary artists whose work reflects a confident use of values working in concert, Qiang Huang stands out as a master. Take a look at his exquisite uses of value contrasts and gradation on his website Gallery. Also, you can see examples of how Dianne works with values by visiting her on-line Gallery.