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Tim Eden. Gas Mask Value Study, 2015. Acrylic on canvas panel, 8" x 8"
Tim Eden. Gas Mask Value Study, 2015. Acrylic on canvas panel, 8″ x 8″

Up until this piece, the value studies I’d done were generally mid to high key – that is, consisting mostly of greys leaning more to the white end of the value scale and minimal use of dark greys and black.

So to keep mixing it up I thought it was time for a low key value study (mainly darks with only minimal use of white and light greys).

This value study is based on a larger photo I found on-line. After my previous value study, I wanted to be a bit more thoughtful about the overall balance and composition of the piece and thought the square panel cropped in this way worked really well.

I was pretty happy with how this one turned out.

I have to say too that my little corner in the shed is really working for me and I am really enjoying being out there into the late evening with the radio on and completely absorbed in the process of just painting.

Not as big a fan of the bloody possum that leaps onto the steel roof a few feet above my head (presumably from the very top of the nearby tree by the sound it makes) at the most unexpected moments – he can stop that any time he likes.

Tim Eden

Tim Eden is an Adelaide based figurative artist who paints mainly in oil. The principle theme throughout Tim’s art focuses on our existence and shared connectedness within a universe of energy. Tim’s work has been described as thought provoking and emotive.

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