How To Develop A Painting By Managing Value And Tone

How to develop a painting by managing value and tone

How To Develop A Painting By Managing Value And Tone Lessons

In this advanced acrylic painting lesson you will discover how to develop a painting by managing and understanding value and tone. These two basic elements need to be considered in all stages of a painting in order to create successful artwork.

What Is Managing Value And Tone?

It basically means spending the majority of the time in the mid-tone & value ranges and saving the lightest & darkest tones/values for last.

What You Need To Know

When painting loose it's so easy to end up with a painting that borders a sketch and just doesn't have enough substance to feel like a complete work of art. It's also so easy to use the lightest and darkest values too early and making it difficult to finish a painting.

  • Stay within the mid-range colors and values. Here is where you spend 90% of your time.
  • Add the lightest lights & darkest darks last. This is like saving the best bite for last.

Note: This is only one method for developing your artwork - there are many. As a teacher I try to share many ideas in order to give artists techniques to try. We are all different and will connect to certain techniques. So, if this one sticks and you feel it works for you than use it. If not, move on to the next one.

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