This week in one of my classes, we talked about values. When I teach, I’m continually saying, “The colors don’t matter as long as the values are right.”
One of my students wasn’t convinced. She thought about it for awhile, and then asked, “Really? The colors don’t matter at all?”
I gave her a few examples of paintings with unexpected colors that worked because the values fit, but she was still skeptical.
“So you’re telling me that you could paint my face in pinks and greens and it would still look okay as long as the values were right?”
Yes, Cheryl, that’s exactly what I’m saying.
Have you seen Patti Digh’s newest book? What I Wish For You: Simple Wisdom for a Happy Life. I just got my copy this week– and I’m thrilled to be included in such an incredible book! (My painting is on page 18.)