Talking about a low key painting seems appropriate at this, the darkest time of the year (in the northern hemisphere anyway!). So what is a low key painting? It’s one in which most of the colours are predominantly dark in value and often subdued (i.e. not bright colours).
I’ve just uploaded a video of me demoing a low key painting. Have a look:
You can see my set-up below. I painted the piece directly from life but I must have changed my angle when I began to paint; I didn’t see any secondary highlights in the shadow side of the bowl like the ones you can see here.
A couple of months ago, I did a video on high key painting. Check it out here. You can see how completely different the painting looks from this one!! High key versus low key in action!
Wow, it’s almost Christmas Day! Wishing you a very special holiday surrounded by love and laughter. I’m so looking forward to spending the next few days with my Mum and Dad, my brother and his family, and my honey.
With warmth and huge thanks,
PS. Because of the time of the year, you may want to watch me painting a branch of holly 🙂