I think this exercise sort of bends your brain around to more accurate evaluation of values, and therefore, more better paintings. Apropos of nothing, I learned a new word recently: bashment. It is slang, my favorite, and means loosely, wickedly enticing. So you could be wearing a bashy dress for instance ( any form of the word is acceptable) or drive a bashment car. Also, one could make bashment paintings if one could get those values down.
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Monday, March 7, 2011
Marshmallows and Peppers
This top painting is my daily painting, very small, and I was just trying to have some quick fun after slogging away on the Peggy Kroll Roberts exercises from her DVD on value plans and changing value to color. The exercise paintings are below, the black and white one has only three values from a ten swatch value scale and the colored one matches (sort of) the color to the value of the grey painting. You can see the colored spots of paint on the grey one -- I was trying to figure it out. I think it is a very valuable lesson! Pun. So clever, I didn't see it coming.