Let Value Do The Work

Add The Power Of Abstract Value Patterns To Your Watercolor Paintings

Value is a measure of the relative lightness or darkness of a color or color shape. It is also referred to as tone and is one of the three characteristics of color. Values, consciously designed and placed in your paintings, provide support in three important ways:

  • It can support the three-dimensional representation of an object
  • It can support proper representation of the quality, intensity and direction of light
  • Most importantantly, the conscious placement of contrasting light and dark shapes affect the power and dynamism of the compostion. This set of tutorials will show you how to begin using value and value shapes in your compositions for stronger more dynamic paintings.

Learning to use value well and wisely will make a tremendous difference in your work. 

Following the videos below, in order one-by-one, will get you started.

Tonal Value Thumbnail Sketch

Value Sketching – Basic Ideas And Techniques

Planning Your Painting One Of The Best Ways To Improve Your Watercolor Painting Why Use Thumbnail Sketches? Creating small - ...
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Converting Value To Color - Part 1

Converting Value To Color – Part 1

The Power Of A Simple Value Composition Simple Sketch to Dynamic Painting With Light And Mood Simple Value Sketches Have ...
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Value Sketching For A Winter Landscape Painting

Value Sketching For A Winter Landscape Painting

Value Sketch Process A Simple Arrangement Of Light And Dark For Drama and Mood This lesson shows the process, thinking ...
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Value Sketching For Dynamic Composition

Value Sketching For Dynamic Composition

Improve Your Painting With A Simple Process An Easy Formula and Easy Process For Powerful CompositionsOne Easy Way To Improve ...
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Value Sketch To Value Range

Value Sketch To Value Range

Converting Simplified Values To A Realistic Value Range And Overcome A Mental Obstacle To Progress Value Sketches Challenge Our Mental ...
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Value Sketch To Color Painting - Watercolor Painting Lesson

Value Sketch To Color Painting – Watercolor Painting Lesson

Value Composition To Color Painting Maintaining Value While Working With Color Our task as artists is to create a dynamic ...
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Get The Values You Want In Your Watercolor Painting

Get The Values You Want In Your Watercolor Painting

Get The Value You Want The Simple Process of Comparing Value Sketch To Finished PaintingThe Value of Value Developing the ...
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Value Sketch Process For A Watercolor Seascape Painting

Value Sketch Process For A Watercolor Seascape Painting

Value Sketch Process Create A Value Composition Plan For A Rocky Shore Seascape Painting Value sketch process for a watercolor ...
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Creating A Value Sketch For A Winter Night Landscape Painting

Creating A Value Sketch For A Winter Night Landscape Painting

Create A Value Sketch For A Winter Night Painting Find "Value" In The Value Sketching ProcessThis is my value sketching ...
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Lemons and Plums Still Life Value Sketch

Lemons and Plums Still Life Value Sketch

Value Sketch Composition For A Simple Still Life A Quick Overview Process From Original Sketch To Value Arrangement Preparing a ...
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