Saturday, August 24, 2013

On the roof top.

On the roof top. Was thinking of importance of tonal values. How color secondary, how it won't work without base. I used watercolor paper, I got in Dick Blick, some sort of Fabriano, it was too thin for my intense washes. Gotta research thicker papers with similar grain.

5 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is just so stunning, Nikira. Sometimes when I see all the fabulous work that you artists do, I find myself realizing just how little talent I do have. Today is one of those days.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, CrimsonLeaves, for your kind words.
I learned not to give up even if Drawing doesn't go the way I want, but before tearing it up, I try to cover all aspects like tonal value, composition, etc.
I am sure, you have your own visual language and message you want to say, something no one else have. Trust me, I have pangs of pain from some one else's works, sometimes. It is only makes me happier, that I can grow. :)

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Katherine Thomas said...

Niki, where could I learn more about what you're discussing here? I really admire the tonality of your work and I need to learn more about using color effectively to create moods.

Nikira said...

Hi, Katherine! I heard many times from different artists about importance of tonal value in painting, that only color won't hold composition, unless it is totally abstract. I can't tell in what book, don't remember, I sort of came to it myself. Of course, color creates mood and many exercises exists for it. My thought is to learn from nature. I always wanted to do a painting, even experimental, looking at the seashell, or stone, or pink nosed cat. May be it will happened one day. :)