A really enjoyable morning getting to grips with tone. Arguably getting the tonal values right in a painting is more important than worrying about colours. This morning we worked with only one colour, burnt umber. I took and adapted part an exercise from a book I am very fond of….Artistic secrets to painting tonal values by Alex Kedzierski.
As well as examining tones we also talked about and practised how to build up a watercolour from light to dark and in doing so realised the importance of mixing up the right strength and quantity of a mix before starting to paint!
This time I gave some homework to be done before the next class in April and I look forward to seeing the colour version of this picture from everyone!
Here is a selection of the work done, sorry I missed a few. As usual even though we worked from the same reference the work is very individual.