Concentrating on Lights and Darks - 7 X 7
We started out talking about why we want to do a certain subject. We want to get the "why" narrowed down to such a small concept that it is easy to simplify the scene and get right to the point. Then we work out the composition and values.
This small painting was done from a photograph and everyone in class saw something different that was their "why" . To me, it was all about the shadow on the porch. I was so intent on the shadow and balancing the values, that it took me completely by surprise when someone asked me how I was going to make the house yellow at that point. Yellow? Yeah, the house was yellow. I was so into the lights and darks, I was really not thinking color! I don't know if that is good or bad. Just a little embarrassing. I think this week I'll show them how to paint a yellow house.