Shadbolt Center “Boat in Lake” Concept Overview – COLOR AS TONE – Oct 19, 2017

Getting a little bored with simple realism? As the title suggests, here is a way of seeing and painting called “Color as Tone”, sometimes called ‘arbitrary color’. Actually the hue may be arbitrary, but the tones or tonal value shapes are not.

I am sure that we all, at some stage of our painting development, have seen paintings which impress us with the ‘creative’perhaps adventurous use of color, for example, the Impressionists, but there are many others.  This is a method that many use to achieve this effect. Not the only method – but I like it! I will add a few video demos on this soon.

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