Sunday, February 23, 2014

Lily White

Diane Mannion, Lily White, 5x8" oil on canvas

White Values

Painted from life by north light window with white curtains.  White lily was "darker" than the white curtains... a valuable value challenge.  Good practice for observing the different "colors" and values of white, some warm, some cool.  The curtain was a cool white, the lily a warm white. The small white flowers were also darker than the curtain.  

Thought this one was finished, but decided later to have light flow into the dark purple flowers on the right.  While I was at it, punched lights up here and there, especially on the curtain.  

Here's the first stage before changes:


Susan said...

Your "first and final" views really show the importance of light in a picture... whether it's painting or photography. VERY NICE.

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Susan. It's like that old phrase: "Value does all the work and color takes the credit."