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Painting in a Two-Value System with Steve Huston

Painting in a Two-Value System
Learn the Fundamentals of Painting Learn how to create clear and readable paintings using a two-value system

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Steve Huston
Composition, Painting
Oil Paints
1h 19m 37s

In this lesson world-renowned draftsman and painter Steve Huston demonstrates painting in a two-value system. You will learn how about the importance of relating parts of the painting to the whole composition. Steve will also show you how to work with positive and negative background elements in your paintings, correcting mistakes organically as you go. You’ll learn to render the dark side against the light side of your objects for clear and readable paintings.



  • Gamblin Artist Grade Oil Paints
  • Sharpie Permanent Marker
  • Newsprint
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