Friday, 18 September 2009

Morning light


It's just about impossible to paint this sort of light effect from life and photos dont' work so I did a quick tonal sketch as preparation for this one. I've got a value measurement thingy that I made as a result of reading 'Color' by Betty Edwards and used that to measure the tones. My colour and value wheels are a huge help when painting.

6 comments:

The Scrybe said...

Oh, nice :)

Annie said...

Thanks Scrybe - your poetry is not too shabby either!

Patricia said...

veryvery nice...I like it...and the colors are soothing. When I wake in the morning the leaves on the tree outside the window make the nicest soft pattern on the side of the cherry bureau...I've always wanted to paint it, but know it would be tough...looking is easier..haha.

Pat said...

I love the feeling of light in this painting.

raena said...

This is great and thanks for mentioning the book, sounds like something I need to look at!

Sheila Vaughan said...

You have caught the "light within darker" values very well here Annie. I agree, it's very difficult to do.