Saturday, September 20, 2008
Values and Sticking With It
Last night I picked up my brush again after an unintended break of over a week. Let's put a positive spin on it and say that I learned a ton...you always learn more from mistakes! :D The quick sketch above is portrayed here in black and white because it was the second effort and I just wanted to use up the paint I had put on the palette paper. The colors, in real life, are awful, but I wanted to see if I could get the values right, irregardless of the colors.
This was the first effort of the evening. Clearly, I lost all the edges of the rose and it came out rather boxy. Originally I intended some other smaller flowers on the right, but it was better to just paint over those with a dark green ;D.
I carry on in the battle to learn to paint...today, I picked up a few books at the library and an interesting one secondhand. Let's hope all the reading begins to inform the painting! :D.