Tuesday, 7 May 2013

CHIP ACEO - VALUE, INTENSITY, DESIGN

Jack has been another very popular painting on my gallery and so today I painted another bright little bird in the same series. 

CHIP ACEO
ORIGINAL ART ACEO  
2.5" x 3.5"

To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. If there is no current bid you may contact me for the "Buy Now" price. Larger originals or prints may be available.

I
'm not a birder so don't ask me what this bird is. I only had a murky black and white snap but I liked his attitude, so I decided to invent my own colours based on three principals.

1. Value
2. Intensity
3. Design

Value is the amount of light or dark in a colour and is often printed on the tubes of paint. It can be seen in a photo when you convert it to a black and white version with a photo manipulation program.

Intensity is the brilliance or lack of such in a colour. It is very easy to dull a colour by mixing other colours into it, especially the opposite colour on the colour wheel. Therefore if you add red to green you drop intensity even though the value may remain the same.

Playing with intensity and value directs the eye around the canvas. Bright, intense spots attract your eye as do dark and light values.

More on all this in later posts.

I've included two images. The first is a photo and the second is a scan. I would say the photo is the most accurate colour rendition except for the fading at the top.



JACK
ORIGINAL ART ACEO  
2.5" x 3.5"

To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. If there is no current bid you may contact me for the "Buy Now" price. Larger originals or prints may be available. 

JACK is sold, but I'm always happy to work with you to create a similar painting to your specifications.

Cat# 13112 Chip ACEO   Cat # 13050