Painting Challenge: Value Study

One of the simplest ways to improve your art is to do value studies.  By only using one color, you can really focus on shapes and values.

Paint a value study using one color.    

Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #ValueStudy

Deadline July 1, 2022, 11:59 pm ET

How do you paint a value study?    Here is a video by our sponsor, Liron Yanconsky.    Do not worry about details.  Look for simple shapes and values.
Here is an example of a value study I did.    Painting with only one color is a freeing.    You paint shapes: light, dark, and mid-tones.   No stressing over what colors to use or how to mix to get the shade you want to match.
Shapes and values!

What is the prize?   

Our sponsor this week is Liron Yanconsky.   The prize for one random winner will be lifetime access to his Watercolor Realism course.    Liron says, “painting realistic watercolor is a skill and process.”

Also, check out his YouTube channel.   He has watercolor, drawing, and the business of art videos.  He is very generous with the free content he shares!   You can support his generosity on Patreon.

Here are a few of his courses:

He also has fantastic books!   I own several of them, and have learned from each of them.


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If you have ideas to share for future challenges, please add your comment to the post –>add challenge recommendation

Challenge details:

  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Include the topic hashtag in your post: #ValueStudy
  • Deadline July 1, 2022, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced Sunday, July 3, 2022
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

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