VIDEO: Making a Monochromatic Painting

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In today’s video clip, Dale Laitinen takes a step back from his usually vibrant watercolors, and demonstrates how to create a value painting with just shades of gray.

Whether you use this technique as a study for a full-color painting (similar to making a preliminary sketch in charcoal, for example) or simply like the monochromatic look, value painting is all about creating clearly-defined levels of darkness and lightness.

Take a look:

NOTE: You can get Dale’s full watercolor painting DVD at Creative Catalyst.


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