Examples of work from our class exploring tonal nuances in diffuse light.
Our subject matter is simple in form and painted white to get a better sense of light and dark.
Pick a color with a medium or dark intrinsic value. Here see light, medium and dark aspects of green plus mid and dark gray. This is a monochromatic palette.
Make two value scales: One with the pure hue and one adding gray to dull intensity.
Tone paper with a dulled mid value of your color.
Sketch in your composition with a hard pastel.
Add tints. Repeat the process. Maintain a mood of calm.