Scott establishes the tonal range of a mountain scene in a small gesture painting.
Tone is a neutral base influenced by the three primaries.
Tonal gesture studies are a good way to develop an initial understanding of the colors within a scene.
For the major light and shadow shapes on each plane, a tonal range establishes:
Most colors in nature are gray / neutral. Far from being a limitation, use this characteristic to build harmony and create subtle shifts that will bring beauty to your work.
Consider mixing temperature variations in the same pool of color in order to compare / maintain a value structure.
A gesture painting is not a finished painting and does not consider composition.
This gestural idea is trying to understand tonal relationships
Download the photograph provided. Using two different palettes (palette suggestions below), paint a couple different gestural paintings. Do at least one painting with each palette. For each photo, develop a gesture painting by:
Limited Palette Suggestions:
Limited palette of oil or gouache paints:
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