Oil paintings—still life, plein air landscape, and figure
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Value Study, The Youngster. 5x7"
I painted this after "The Lady". I was careful to use the five-value scale and took some liberties in blending some of the paint. Guess what? The shadow on the shelf needs to be darker! Notice, the light side of the brown egg is the same value. Paint and learn! So is part of the shadow on the wall. Perhaps my five-value scale didn't offer enough values? I will tweak this though, and see what happens. Right now the candlestick looks like it's floating. Can't have that!