Value Studies

On a recent watercolour weekend course, Judy and Carolyn focused on values.  It doesn’t matter what colour you paint a subject so much as it matters that you get the values right.  Using red filters, we can see any image as a monochrome value study.  Here’s the reverse: a colour painting turned black and white to check the values.

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We also talked about colour, particularly using complimentary colours.  A lot of people wondered about the vermillion, but it works next to the blues!


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