'The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.'
I consider myself a 'value painter' because I believe that the pattern of lights and darks are the most important part of my compositions. The other six elements are line, shape, direction, size, texture and color and while they are also very important I am always focusing on creating a pattern of darks that dance through my paintings for a strong visual design.
The Creative Monday Challenge for this week is to make sure that your painting has at least three strong values and to view your finished piece in black and white. You can usually use some kind of photo editor (PicMonkey is free) to delete the color or view it through a red plastic film.
If you are new to Creative Monday I would love to have you join us. You can read more about it and get info on joining the free Facebook Group here.