Four Ways To Show Shade And Shadow

Value, Intensity and Color To Match Light Effect

The relationship between light, shade and shadow and their effect on the characteristics of color is very complex. But, there are easy ways to use value, chroma and temperature that will enhance the sense of three dimensional form in your paintings.

This lesson shows you how!

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Practicing a particular skill or technique by itself is a good idea. It allows you to focus on that one thing with out worrying about other aspects of the painting.  Using a simple composition of simple shapes helps eliminate our impulse to be literal about every subject we try to paint.

In this cube study exercise, we’ll work on different ways to darken a light color to show various light effects.  There are actually five in all and each is covered in this video.

This video uses Cadmium Orange as the base, “local” color.  This is a good choice to start, but try the same exercise with various of the light colors on your palette.

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The Characteristics Of Color

Color Studies