20-minute value studies of photographs by Noah Bradley

New Sketches (July 1-10, 2018)

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This week I made a lot of 20-minute to 30-minute value studies of landscapes, based on photographs from Noah Bradley. The goal is to simplify the real world landscapes into simple compositions with coherent values. Right now it’s one of my weaker painting skills, so I’m using my summer free time to get better. Read More

New Sketches (June 17-23, 2018)

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This week’s sketches are grayscale composition studies of paintings by Mead Schaeffer. Each study is a simplified version of the original painting using 3-4 shades of black, gray and white. The goal is to analyze and understand how the artist assembled the basic shapes of the composition.

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