Saturday, August 17, 2013

Street Scenes

Here is a street scene in Boothbay Harbor.  I was struck by the shape of the house at the top of the hill.  Its silhouette was very interesting and didn't need much interior description. 

Note:  Some students have tried to convince me that since a house is painted white, that it must be depicted as a white shape against a dark sky.  But the value of the white house was a midtone against the light sky. 

Likewise with the road.  I know it's blacktop, but it is catching the light, and is very light in value.

Sometimes students get help with the aid of a red cellophane viewer that makes the values clearer.  I think careful observation does just as well!

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