Monday Motivator: The First Ingredient in a Painting

Monsieur P Artiste Monday Motivator from Marion Boddy-Evans Isle of Skye art Studio

The landscape helped Monet determine how color expressing the light key was the first ingredient in a painting, not drawing.

Monet’s method was expressing light in colour, and not value.
Hensche on Painting page 27

Colours do, of course, have inherent value/tone. It’s about putting colour decisions before tone, not tone first and then colour.

The Manneporte (?tretat) by Claude Monet, 1883. Size: 65 x 81 cm. In the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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