High Key


So this assignment for my "Simple Isn't Easy" class was a couple weeks ago. I've been bad about keeping up my posting. But the assignment was to paint a high key painting, then add a few darks to move your eye. I did this on my ipad on a program called Procreate. It's a very fun tool for quick studies. I didn't have a value scale around so I think I got a few of my values a tiny bit too dark. But for the most part, they are middle value and lighter. Then I added the darks to really draw the eye. 

Below is the same image changed to b/w so you can really see how the values have merged. I am very happy with this one and am in the process of trying to do this in oil. It's so much harder I think. Learning a lot. 


One Color Dominant

This was what I painted last week for my "Simple Isn't Easy" class with Mark Daniel Nelson. The assignment was to pick a color and paint a painting in that color. So I was pretty excited about this. I've been wanting to experiment with this technique for a long time. Especially with some of my jumping figures. So I ended up painting two versions! It was fun to see the same painting twice in different colors. The first is "red-violet", and the second "colbalt-teal". 

I prefer the first one but mainly I think because I like the value pattern more. Mark did a poll in class and it was almost 50/50 on which painting people preferred. Which one do you like better? Is it just because you lean more toward warm vs cool colors? I paint a lot of cool temp paintings, so I know that wasn't why I preferred the warmer version.