Friday, February 27, 2009

Class Exercise

These are exercises we did in class this week. The idea is from Kevin Macpherson's book Landscape Painting-Inside and Out. The top picture is taken of the still life with a warm light shining on it. The bottom is of the same still life with just natural light. Using a view finder, the little hole punch size ones you find on a gray value scale chart, we matched and labeled 8 color notes. No matter the level of the artist, exercises are always great and really get you thinking, not just jumping right in and painting.


Laurel Daniel said...

What a great excercise - it's interesting how different the colors are under the two light sources. Thanks for sharing... it's a good reminder to really look, and that tool for isolating color is a good one.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, what good training for really looking at colors! Amazing to see such a difference!