Value Charts and Such
I've been working on value charts since the beginning of the new year. The first chart I did was with graphite.
Later after visiting http://maggielathamstudios.blogspot.com and her 31 day exercises I started making a value color chart of colors on my palette. As you can see I am not finished.
I created nine one inch squares and added a bit of water to each square as I moved down. It is difficult at times to see values in color. I think this exercise will really help when I am painting.
I have often heard it said that value is more important than color. I know it certainly makes a painting come to life if there are darks and lights for contrast.
Perhaps that is is true in the spiritual realm as well. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control can add lovely values to life. They bring depth and beauty to the ordinary and make it extraordinary. I think I need to create a chart of these also.
Thank you for the visit. God Bless!