Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Lost Edges" and "Keyed" Paintings: Simplified

 The lesson behind lost edges is that if two shapes the same value meet, paint it as one shape; the edge will disappear, and the viewer can fill in the blanks. Who knew?
The lesson behind "keying" a painting is to discipline yourself to using ONLY the three highest, or the three lowest, values on the value scale in a single painting. (Like playing a piano.)

The "High Key" set up

The "Low Key" set up 
Not the best images.
 (Both were lit with a full spectrum 75 w bulb, and annoying ambient light)

My 20 minute Demo 
 sample of class work! 

What a Challenge!
Try it.
You'll like it! 

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