S25L3 Working with Halftones: Seeing Halftone Variations- Download
Using a photo of a mountain road, Dianne focuses this lesson on painting halftones the way we would see them in plein air rather than as they appear in a photo. She demonstrates how these differences show up within hue, value, intensity and temperature.
Series 25: WORKING WITH HALFTONES
Seeing Halftone Variations- S25L3
This lesson is S25L3, Seeing Halftone Variations of the WORKING WITH HALFTONES series. Using a photo of a mountain road, Dianne focuses this lesson on painting halftones the way we would see them in plein air rather than as they appear in a photo. She demonstrates how these differences show up within hue, value, intensity and temperature (the four components of any color).
Under a direct light source, between center light and shadow exists halftones. It is within these halftone areas that we find local color–hue, intensity, value and temperature at their truest registration. Most likely, photos will not show nuances within these that the human eye can detect. This series of lessons explore how to read and interpret these nuances.
Lessons 1 & 3 are studies, each showing how to use a principle to resolve an issue. Lessons 2 & 4 each take the previous study to a conclusion, showing how to use those same principles to bring convert the study into a painting.
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 and colors according the concept with which we are working. But the time comes when we move to a different level of thinking and decision-making–that moment when our intention becomes to bring clarity and resolution to the work.
Among Dianne’s passions about painting and teaching painting is how composing principles can expand creative freedom if the artist transcends the “rule” idea and instead, transforms the principle into a tool that opens creative doors.
Read Dianne’s Compose blog posts HERE. Visit Dianne’s website and example her work HERE. And visit her YouTube Channel with dozens of Quick Tips HERE.
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