Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rockin' Out

I thought it would be hard to see plane changes in these very pale golden 
apples but it was easier than the red apples. I really enjoyed doing this 
one, tried to keep the strokes to a minimum. I visited Laurel Daniel's 
blog yesterday and was impressed with her 
value studies . . . wonderful drama without color! 


Linda Popple said...

I like your colors and those beautiful, long stems. And that dark red shadow is so dramatic.

I saw Laurel's value studies and they're great. I really should spend some time doing some. You certainly have values down!

Virginia Floyd said...

This is beautiful! Love the planes and the values.

I really have problems with values. I never get the darks dark enough! I always have to go back and add more darks.

I have a suggestion. I think you should add your blog link to your profile. When you comment on a blog, people click on your profile to see who you are. There isn't a link to your blog, so people can't visit.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Thank you, Linda! I was gearing up to try a value study
today but it's so gray and gloomy . . . not complaining!
:-) Value studies are probably something we should all do frequently. This blog has really helped me to focus and get clear about what I'm doing--I do so appreciate your encouraging comments.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Virginia---I also have problems with darks. I lay them down but in trying to make value transitions, I tend to make darks disappear into mush. I cannot describe to you my feeling of being enamored of a fresh dark which 5 minutes later is mud! Where did it go? There is no way to "add" darks (so far in my experience). I have to scrape off the paint and make the darks new. And then let no brush go anywhere near them. Or . . . let my head get no where near them! :-)
"Add my blog link to my profile?" Duh. I had no clue. I will try to figure that out. Amazing suggestion. Thank you soooo much!

Virginia Floyd said...

You did it!

Your description of what happens to the darks is perfect!

Jean Townsend said...

Beautiful apples.....