February Student Page      
                         
     


     
      Concept, Composition, Confidence, Contrast, Color Harmony, Character, Courage      
      By Dan Bartges      
             
      Assignment 6 In A Series Of 10: CONTRAST, Part I      
             
      ANSWERS TO FEBRUARY'S
STUDENT QUESTIONS
     
             
           
      Dan Bartges. Oregon's Mt. Hood. Black-and-white photograph      
             
           
             
           
      Winslow Homer (American; 1836–1910). High Cliff, Coast of Maine, 1894. Oil on canvas; 30.75" x 38.75". Gift of William T. Evans/Smithsonian American Art Museum.      
             
     

1Q. Name three contrasting elements in a painting.

1A. There are several, including value, distance, texture, size and color.

2Q. What's the single most important visual element in most successful paintings?

2A. Value.

3Q. What's the best way to check a painting for accurate values?

3A. Take a digital picture of it. Then, after using your computer's photo-editing program to convert it to black and white, you can easily assess the picture's values.

     
             
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