- It is value that allows you to create the illusion of something 3-D on a flat piece of paper. You can model form and create the illusion of space & distance by adjusting the lightness and darkness of an object.
- Seeing & controlling value will help you design stronger paintings. A strong value pattern / cohesive areas of dark and light gives your painting structure and can help lead the viewer through your painting.
- Value helps you use color more effectively. You can use interesting and expressive color choices if you pay attention to using the right value color in the right place (a topic for future blog post) You have heard the saying "Value does all the work but Color gets the glory"
This week I am working in black & white to take away the distractions of color so I can focus on value. Tomorrow I will share my approach to doing value studies for a painting. I invite you to share your experiences with value and come back again. Consider signing up for updates on sidebar.