Monday, May 2, 2011

value addition/subtraction

Today's post is about making decisions. I've been reworking a painting and getting nowhere so I decided to eliminate the color decisions and work in value only.  I took a photo of the washed-off-painting, printed it out in grayscale and added and subtracted value with pencil and eraser on the printout until I got to a composition and value story I could live with. Then, I printed this image on paper and put it on my easel next to the painting. Next I will select colors to match these values and begin painting again. See below for the visual journey to this point.
Gray scale of painting waiting for decisions.
Washed off, reworked, washed off, reworked, washed off.
This was Simplicity completed last December.

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