Composition and Value
Beside the Point Oils on stretched canvas ( Cropped image from square to show a vertical format ) NFS
Composition and values, I am told, are fundamentals of creating an interesting image. Colour comes third. In this painting I am happy with all three...each time I look there are places to explore. The painting began with an under-painting, quite high key. Then I wanted to see how far I could push it before I destroyed it. Leaving parts of the first image showing, a new one emerged as I cut in with deeper colours making new shapes. Here is a second image of the painting altered to black and white which show the values. A good test when checking if the painting 'works'. I am happy with it.
Beside the Point 2 (Monochrome image changed on the computer)
Fusion Oils on stretched canvas ( cropped image of the original under-painting)
Here is part of the first painting cropped to the same format in my examples. Although it has interesting parts I have no regrets about re-working it to make the second one. Seeing the monochrome image with this one I am able to remember where I worked around the design keeping certain shapes and creating others.