Welcome! I’d love for you to see my teaching style, so you can decide if you’d like to join my workshops. This was the first 10 minutes of a workshop day that included work time, a painting demo, and sharing of work. Students are encouraged to speak up with questions or input during and after presentations. Feel free to contact me with any questions! I hope you enjoy this lesson.
What is Value?
It’s just how light or dark something is.
Why Value Studies?
I want to share something of worth with you, and understanding Value will make your paintings better. If you feel like your colors are muddy or your painting is unfocused – you might just have an un-confident use of Value.
Lesson on Value (10 min)
Want more information about value charts? Here is a short video on how to use the 3 value chart. It’s hard to mix a value accurately when you’re not sure what you see – and this chart helps with that.
Would you like some homework?
Draw or paint 5 value studies of the same object. Limit yourself to 3 or 4 values.