Exercise Five is now postedFebruary 23, 2010 Home » Blog » art » Exercise Five is now posted Exercise Five: Choosing Color by Value and Painting by Shape The fifth color exercise is now posted. Link to Color Exercises Directory. 2 Responses to Exercise Five is now posted Chris Carter February 24, 2010 Both Alizarin Crimson and Viridian had always intimidated me, overpowering other pigments in my paintings if not used with a pinch rather than a dollop. I find it amusing that I can now use both in full strength or tempered just a touch either with the other or a touch of ultramarine blue. All three have a very dark intrinsic value and when used to indicate a dark valued shape, they dance together well. They create movement and interest in their darkness without causing problems in the rest of the painting. Reply lindahalcombfineart February 24, 2010 I am really impressed with both of these. Green is incredibly hard to work with and your paintings have so much life. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.