March 1, 2007

Value study

VALUE STUDY
I thought I would post this value study I did for Kate Johnson's on-line WC class. As a total newbie to watercolor I have to admit this is all quite a challenge. With my EDM sketching I found I enjoyed adding some wc and of course I have always admired those to make it look so easy to paint only in watercolor. This medium always seemed totally unattainable to me. After a total failure, I started anew and managed this sketch. I am struggling but certainly learning big lessons. This one was fun and yes I now understand that value is really much more important than the actual color. This medium is one that never is fully accomplished, there is always more to learn and try and do and amazement awaits.
Pencil sketch on 300# Fabriano Traditional white cold press. WC values added

7 comments:

Lin said...

GORGEOUS!! DEPTH, COLOR, WASH!!!! LOVE IT!

Teri C said...

Wow Sandy, the is great. The juice is almost dripping off the page and the values are great..

One thing I have found about WC is, I learn something new everytime I do it.

Brenda Y said...

What a lovely color!! It is so soft and really lends itself to a value study. You've done an exceptional job!!!

phthaloblu said...

This is such a great value study. I'm going to really enjoy watching your progress as I am waiting for the next class to begin. I've never been able to paint, but you were so excited about this class that I decided to try again. Keep up the great work!

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Oh, Sandy, you did a wonderful job! I know it's a struggle sometimes, but you're equal to it--I'm so glad you gave it another shot!

Donn said...

Just outstanding! Like your choice of colors for the study. I did mine with rocks. Your's is more tastey!!!
Nice going.

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful Sandy - This one's frameable!