Light & Value

Dark Prominent to Emphasize Light

Scott discusses the phenomenon of large dark masses pushing the viewers eye toward small light shapes. He demonstrates this concept in a small gouache painting.

38min 16sec

If the majority of your painting is dark, the dark shapes will push the viewers eye toward the smaller light shapes (especially if they are surrounded by darks).

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Dark Prominent Demonstration Painting