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.

Value and Value Sketching – Basic Concepts

Lemons and Plums Still Life Value Sketch

Value Sketch For Lemon and Plums Still Life...

Value Sketch To Value Range

Converting Simplified Values To A Realistic...

Value Sketching For Dynamic Composition

Improve Your Painting With A Simple Process...

Easy Way To Check Value In Your Painting

An Easy Way To Check Value In Your...

Value Sketching For A Winter Landscape Painting

Value Sketch Process A Simple Arrangement...

Converting Value To Color – Part 1

The Power Of A Simple Value Composition...

High-Key Value To Color In Watercolor Painting

High-Key Value To Color Watercolor Painting...

Converting Low-Key Value To Color

Low-Key Value To Color Watercolor Painting...