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The Painting Lesson

by Linda Carson

big black pig studio
98 King St. N., Waterloo Ontario Canada
www.bigblackpig.com


High-Key

If we say a painting is "high-key" we mean that most or all of the image is light or pale in value. For example, colours mixed with white, called "pastels" or "tints", are high-key. It's the opposite of "low-key", of course.

Greek keys; acrylic on hardboard;
6 inches X 6 inches; Carson 2002

For example: A high-key painting uses a palette of mostly light colours.

These example paintings also feature high-key palettes:

Topiary; acrylic on hardboard;
6 inches X 6 inches; Carson 2002 Imaginary orchid; acrylic on hardboard;
6 inches X 6 inches; Carson 2002 Ruffled; acrylic on hardboard;
6 inches X 6 inches; Carson 2002

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Art & Text (C) Linda Carson 2002

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