Once again I learned so, so much! I honestly can not say enough about what a wonderful, inspiring, knowledgeable, patient and just darn nice person Graydon is. If you ever get the chance to take a workshop with him, run don't walk to sign up. This year we applied the color knowledge that we learned in the first session by painting high chroma spheres.
|Red Sphere Ebauche|
|Red Sphere - Second Pass|
|Yellow Sphere - Oil on Panel|
|Palette at the end of a session|
While I do enjoy working that way at times, when trying to really accurately depict the color you are seeing it is really hard as each brush stroke is relative to the stroke that came before it and I tend to end up chasing the values and chromas rather than stepping back, taking a deep breath and painting what I know, not what I think I am seeing.
Yes I could just paint spheres focusing on value and hue and get an ok looking sphere but to paint a sphere while maintaining the correct hue, value & chroma all along the full form of the sphere is so much more challenging....and so much more rewarding.