I have an odd assortment of containers to hold my brushes.

 

Value Study of Watercolor Brush Containers

 

Another sleepless night led to this late night sketchbook study.  As I focus more on making value choices I am seeing values more distinctly in my daily travels.  When I have brush in hand, I am attempting to alter the reality in favor of creating better value patterns.  Working with only one or two pigments clarifies the values.  Working in color can be easily deceptive.

I begin with a contour drawing in pencil and apply watercolor washes.

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