Using Value to Express an Idea


This week in class, we were talking about how value
can change the entire mood or feel of a painting.
This painting has been in the works for while,
so I used it to experiment.

Duned Inn 16 x 16 oil

Duned Inn 18 x 18 oil

The intitial idea was about the many houses on our coast
that are getting buried by rising sand dunes;
becoming “duned in” instead of “snowed in”.
I’d darkened the sky to make the sand dune more prominate.
When I put it into Procreate and adjusted the values
of the sky, house and sand;
each one tells a different story!


Using Procreate is a very helpful tool when
planning and changing paintings in progress.
I highly reccomend it.