Thursday, February 13, 2014
In order to get better control of things, I simplify my idea into 3 value groups. Like in the black and white version below.
It's usually a good idea to decide whether your story is in the light or shade. When it's in the shade, like this one, I use a dark middle value to group with the dark shapes. The light will have fewer values (2 is plenty) and much less detail. The mid-value dark and dark shapes will now have most of the detail and value steps.
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
14x18 oil on canvas panel
subjective realist landscape paintings
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