In Term 2 we will have alook at how others have used tone in their work
Tone can be used in many ways
To create distance as in Gerdas landscape: Aerial perspective uses tones diminishing as they recede to give an sense of distance and space.
To create drama and focus: as in Ingres portrait the deepest and lightest tones take your eye straight to the chaps face.
Ingres also used Tone to describe form in this portrait.Wonderful light and darks on the face showing the shape and mass of his head. Tone also used to describe form in the Caravagio
Tone is also used to give a dynamic sense of movement in the composition as in Dheins work.Jacob Dhein says he always starts his landscapes with a two value statement and then tries to connect the shadows in the painting.
this term we will try this!.
we will do some painterly sketches of some compositions to see how tone is used: and then use this new found tonal consciousness in a painting of our own subject matter.>