The core of my painting style is based on the concept of value relationships and shapes. Step one is finding the deepest value patterns and connecting them, Step two is finding the mid tones and connecting them and the final step is to add light washes in the lightest areas and make minor adjustments. To find out more about this you can look at my book here or watch a short video here.
What I have learned so far :
Value ( how light or dark a color is) must be established early in a painting. You can always push value into darkness but you must preserve the whites. Yes, whites are sacred. I do not use masking fluid. I hold my breath instead.
I am curious to know how other people strategize around the issue of keeping their whites.
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