Often tone is even more important than colour. Tonal value sets the mood, creates depth, invites the viewer to enter your painting. Flashes of both accentuate and dramatise. Drama and movement, balance and depth.
Develop the skill of thinking in greyscale… light, medium and dark.
Try the rule of thirds: two thirds one tone, one third another tone and a little bit of the third tone. Consider the value of considering value.
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