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This painting was done earlier this summer -very late snow pack melt here in Alberta, so the rivers and creeks have been high for a long time. Normally you wouldn't be able to take a canoe down this creek, but you sure could have this day.
I thought I would share some exercises we did at the Carol Marine workshop. We were taught to group our values so that we had a dominant value, a secondary value and a smidge value. We had to plan the value composition before beginning to paint and then execute the plan. We were encouraged to try a different plan with each study. It was almost impossible to do a dark dominant painting without making things up, so I didn't do that one. We began with 30 minutes to do the first one, then 15 and lastly 5. Luckily we were allowed to simplify the composition as we shortened the time!
|30 minutes; dominant=mid value , secondary=dark value , smidge =light value|
|15 minutes; dominant=light value , secondary=mid value , smidge =dark value|
|5 minutes -that was FAST!; dominant=light value , secondary=mid value , smidge =dark value|