Power of Value - Creating Movement in Your Artwork


What is it about some artwork

that grabs your attention and draws you deeper into the details? And yet other artwork seems bland, your eye only staying on it for a brief moment before wandering off? (hint, it doesn’t matter whether it is saturated with vibrant color, or subtle and soft, or even black and white)

The answer, my friends, is in understanding the Power of Value.

Whether you are painting a picture, creating with beads, fiber or fabric, taking photos, flower arranging or decorating a room, by paying attention to Value, you have the ability to draw your viewers eye into your composition.

Tap into the Power of Value!

In this video you will learn:

  • The important role Value plays in your composition

  • What happens when you include multiple areas of high Value Contrast

  • How to prevent the viewer’s eye from falling off your composition

  • Plus I’ll give you a fun photo challenge that will help you to train your eye!

Click on the video below to LISTEN IN:

Let’s Paint Together!

Dive deep into color and learn how to create vibrant, glowing and free-style paintings.

Join me for Dancing with Color: A Painting Retreat on Whidbey Island!

  • Next retreat: July 18-21, 2019

Now I’d like to hear from you!

Let me know in the comments below:

  • Was your photo walk helpful in training your eye to see Value?

  • Did you see things differently, and notice details you might have overlooked before?

As always, I invite you to tap into the Power of Color, my friend, and unleash your creativity!



Books on color referenced in video:

Tricia Guild: On Color

Painting: Shades of Grey