The Secret of Values

"If your painting is not working
check the values first."
Robert Bissett


How important are values?
Here is an interactive picture. You can click each
shape to cycle it through a range of gray values from
black to white. Notice how the feeling changes
with each change of value.

Flash plug-in required.

It is an interactive Flash animation
I made in DrawPlus X4 with a lot of help
from two fellas on the forum.

Here's an example...

If you make one you'd be willing to share,
do a screen capture, crop it and
send it to me. I'll post it here.


More Painting Secrets:

The Secret of Values New
The Secret of Emotion

The Secret of Critiquing
The Secret of Composition

The Secret of Visual Idea
The Secret of Borrowing
The Secret of Tonalism 
The Secret of Style
The Secret of Maxfield Parrish

The Secret of Plein Air
The Secret of No Solvents
The Secret of Water Mixable Oils

The Secret of Thumbnails
The Secret of the Process
The Secret of Knife Painting






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