What are Your Values? with Bryan Coombes
December 07, 2019
December 4, 2019 – Please note: The 2 PM demonstration has been cancelled.
There is still space in the 11 AM demonstration.
Saturday, December 7 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Saturday, December 7 2:00 – 3:30PM (CANCELLED)
No not your moral values… Bryan is talking about the foundation of your paintings. The value structure is what your composition hangs on, it’s the framework of your painting. From the value structure we branch off into how it relates to composition, color, hue, edges and drawing or shapes. Values are the lights and darks that make up a painting and most seasoned representational artists know that this is where the painting process begins. Having your value structure figured out assures you of a winning composition and in most cases a winning painting no matter your style: loose, tight or even abstract. Join Bryan in exploring how you can use a simple value plan to begin every painting you do thus freeing you to focus on the other aspects of your painting process, it’s the first step to simplifying. This will be an acrylic demo but the principles discussed are transferable to any medium: oils, watercolour, gouache, pencil work, pen and ink, pastel, etc. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sketch pad and a pencil to make notes and drawings as we explore this topic
Bryan Coombes, signature member of Artists for Conservation and Vice President of the West Fine Art Society, finds his connection to art through his life experiences and adventures. He is an avid outdoorsman, scuba diver, mountain climber, bush pilot, paddler, and fellow life traveler. His life experiences have been varied and his art reflects the quiet moments within nature, under the trees, in the sky or on the water. It’s during these moments he believes one doesn’t have to look far to appreciate how we share these spaces with countless creatures and habitat; we ourselves are but one of the many specimens of the living library of the earth given the greatest gift, the capacity to create.