Saturday, 2 July 2016

TONAL VALUES

Having trouble finding the Lights in a scene?

Example this photo for instance:


THEN  LITERALLY  SQUINT

AND THE LIGHT AREA WILL JUMP OUT AT YOU.

Happens to be 3 areas in the above photo:

1. the sky
                             2. the reflected light under the bridge
                       3. the strip of grass that runs across the scene
 

plus by Squinting

the DARKS will be very obvious too.


SO REMEMBER TO SQUINT AT A SCENE
IT WILL HELP YOU SO MUCH WITH TONAL VALUES 


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6 comments:

robin cox walsh said...

Great tip, as always! (I squint for totally different reasons, though....lol);)

ann hyde Useful Painting Tips said...

Well that's handy then Robin, there has to be an upside to everything doesn't there ;)

Judy said...

That is really a good tip, Ann!
This reminds me of something I read on fb. Someone was asked: what is your technique? The answer was: I paint without my glasses! :)

ann hyde Useful Painting Tips said...

Lol...now that's a great idea, must remember that one :)

sandy said...

wow, good tip - i see what you mean.

ann hyde Useful Painting Tips said...

An easy enough tip that is easily forgotten - thought it was worth sharing :)

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