Creek scene study in a high key

high key study in 4 values of creek scene Mar-12-2019
High key study in 4 values

Study topics

Light temperature; high key value structure

Process notes

Aimed for a neutral, mid-day lighting scheme. Mixed the darkest color at just lighter than mid value, and mixed the other 3 values lighter from there.

What I learned

The high key palette has a hazy, atmospheric quality that I’m enjoying. The compressed value range reduced the contrast overall, and changes where my eye travels. It’s so cool to see the way light conditions change everything about the image — I’m excited to get some plein air experience to develop my understanding of light temperature and its effect on colors.