The “Value” of Value
Value is arguably the most important characteristic of color for the artist to consider. Value is a measure of the relative lightness or darkness of a color or color shape. It is also sometimes referred to as tone. Learning to see the many hundreds or thousands of values as they exist in nature and to then transpose them a limited range of steps is fundamental to understanding and applying good value design in your paintings.
This set of videos is meant to help you get a good handle on value, what it is, and how to use it most effectively in your paintings.