Nicholas Baxter

Wash-In Value Study

I found this photo I’d taken a while ago of the value wash-in of my recent painting Sacrificial. I had written about this painting earlier this month, but forgot to include this progress photo.

“Sacrificial” (value wash-in)

In order to make achieving the final vision of a painting seem less daunting, I often break the process down into as many easily-approachable steps as needed. One way to do this, of course, is to begin with nothing but value, or light/dark relationships, in a heavily-diluted wash.