Value lessons

Here are some pictures of the lesson from Friday's color theory class with Gabriel Lipper.  We used a black and white image from one of Gabriel's lovely paintings, which is the image on the left.  Then we painted the same image with exclusively dark values for the foreground and light values in the background, which is pictured in the center.  Finally, we reversed those instructions and painted the face with only very light values and the background with only dark values.  It's fascinating to me how all kinds of colors can be used and still create a comprehensible image if the values are correct!