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Values excercise

values sphere painting

I’m doing lots of exercises in an attempt to hone my skills as a painter. They say design and values makes a painting more than colour alone. Here’s a values exercise in oils, it has a thin earthy underlayer and using a pallette of black and white, with several mixes in between, painted the sphere and background. I might go over it with some colour but I’m also tempted to leave it like this. 60x50cm oil on canvas.

 

values sphere painting
Values sphere