I have been without my computer for a couple of weeks. Poor thing has gone to Computer Heaven. I loved my Apple Notebook. She was the most wonderful machine! But now it is time to move on with a new Apple and I am in the process of learning more about my new computer. In addition to trying to save my Notebook, I painted, studied and spent some wonderful time with family and friends. It really turned out to be a nice blogging break. In the coming days I will post what I have painted.
The above photo is #2 in my series Back to Basics and is another value study (which I am continuing) using the Value and Color Kit I bought from Peggi Kroll Roberts. They continue to be fun to use. I'm finding doing a small and simple exercise first thing is a good way to start my painting day.
This is #3 and my first value with color study. I wanted a simple set up so I used one block and two fabrics just to add a little more interest. I also used my new warm lightbulb. The shadows are faint in this photograph and next time I will make them more pronounced. As you know, warm light creates cool shadows and I find shadows as interesting as objects. Values are difficult for me to see in color. I know that the more I practice the more I will learn to see. And Carol Marine's mantra is returning to me in full force!
SQUINT! SQUINT! SQUINT!
Thank you Peggi and Carol for these valuable lessons!