“Keying” a Value Structure


Learning to “key” your values enables you to portray very specific lighting scenarios in the landscape. By setting up your initial value structure as high-key, low-key or middle-key, you can skew your value range to one end of the value scale or the other, or evenly disperse it throughout the value scale, depending on the desired lighting scenario. It’s an important skill that puts you in control of the light in your landscape.

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About This Lesson

This lesson will cover specifics of how to key a value structure for high-key, low-key and middle-key paintings, and will show and explain in an oil demo how to do this for a high-key painting.

How it Works

Painting the Poetic Landscape monthly lessons give you a unique opportunity to study (virtually) with Barbara Jaenicke. Purchase access to the lesson and you will be provided with a downloadable PDF with a lesson written by Barbara.

After completing the exercise you can upload your painting and within 10 days (often less!) you’ll receive a personalized review of your painting from Barbara.


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