Have fun with a quick little tone exersise using only 15 strokes of your brush!
Painting with oil paints is a beautiful and rewarding experience. Mastering the use of tones and values is essential to creating compelling works of art. In this document, you will learn how to use tones and values to help you learn the skills to create stunning oil paintings.
You will find a variety of exercises here that will help you understand how to use tones and values in your work. So, grab your paintbrushes and let’s get started!
For this exercise have your colours already mixed up (about) 6 different shades on this apple.
Eg. a dark magenta, pale pink and maybe a brown for the stem.
Give yourself only 15 brush strokes to make this apple finished! YES only 16.
This means you have to really think about what colour you put on your brush and where you place it to get the tones and values working. This will not be photo realistic, but if you look at it from the other side of the room, it will have a very realistic element to it!
Try doing this a number of times and see how much better you can get at it each time!
4 Round or Filbert brushes around the size of 4-6
8x10inch Palette pad or canvas board x 3
"This exercise really helped me understand how much I need to take notice of the tones in my paintings, and not just the colours! THANK YOU." – Student
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