Friday, January 25, 2013


Day 24 Winery
6 x 6
Acrylic on canvas

My mantra is becoming " there is no value darker within the lights than within the shadow and no value  lighter within the shadow than within the light".  Not sure who this quote came from.  Of course one has to consider the actual color of the subject but it has been show that even a black subject in direct light will be lighter than any area in the shade   - oops I guess the shutters on the second story need to be adjusted a value or two lighter where the sun is hitting them.  I've gone to using 'notan' to sort this out first putting in only two values and then trying to keep everything else within those two ranges.

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