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9 Videos (1h 27m)
    • Introduction

      3:20
    • Introduction To Greyscale

      6:47
    • Value Range Example

      2:21
    • Basic Shapes

      14:00
    • Grayscale Demo - House

      9:45
    • Capturing Depth - Grayscale

      9:19
    • Capturing Depth With Color

      14:04
    • Grayscale & Color Cityscape Demo

      13:02
    • Grayscape & Color Cityscape Demo Part 2

      14:30

About This Class

In this class you will learn the art adding value to paintings and why it's so important even for expressive artists. Value will help you create more believable subjects by infusing the sense of shape using light & shadow. Once you understand and master value then you will have a better understanding of what makes your subjects work and most importantly how to deconstruct them.

There are currently fourteen lessons that span over 105 minutes. Each lesson includes high def video, supporting text & images. You can also ask questions and get answers.

A quick look at just a few lessons covered:

  • Working with grayscale
  • Creating basic forms
  • How to add three dimensional feel to your subjects
  • Understanding the range of value & how it creates intense and subtle artworks
  • Value will help you paint loose - give you more options
  • Using mixed media to add value
  • Much more...

Who is this class for?

Any artist that wants to build a solid foundation for painting no matter what style you desire. But for expressive artists it's a necessity simply because you need a solid base of how to construct your subjects before you start deconstructing.

11 of 11 students recommendSee All

excellent information.
As a self-taught artist, this is a great lesson for creating value and depth in your paintings.....Thank you for keeping it loose and fun!
Lisa Meyers

GalleryMessina

Great class!

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Robert Joyner

I Love To Paint Loose With Acrylics & Mixed Media

Full time paintslinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.

Bragging Rights

  • Official Artist 2012 Kentucky Derby
  • Arlington Horse Race Track Chicago
  • National Pastime Baseball Museum
  • Art On Carnival Cruise Ships
  • 555 Fahrenheit Restaurants
  • Art on sitcom Modern Family
  • Artwork on sitcom The Odd Couple
  • Artwork in movie Tracers
  • 2013 Mixed Media Instructor Strathmore Papers
  • Shenton Valley Vineyards Wine Label
  • Art in Polo Resort – upscale hotel In Hong Kong

WebsiteROBERTJOYNERARTIST.COM