CATEGORIES OF LIGHT: Curvilinear vs. Rectilinear Forms
Last night began with value scales limited to six values, basically reflecting the six categories of light. The two drawings above are indicative of the small still life arrangements consisting of one curvilinear form (the teapot) and one rectilinear form (the block). Jane's drawing at the top is very well composed exhibiting a high key value range with very complementary contour accents. Heather's drawing below has a broader value range complemented with bold contours. Where Jane has cropped the image, Heather has opted for a centered image balanced by the dark negative areas and cast shadows.