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Though the colors look bright and clear at first glance, you might be surprised that the painting is mostly made up of tones, tints and shades of pure color.
Many artists have used tints and shades of one color to express emotion and others paint monochromatic paintings because they prefer the variation of values as opposed to variation of colors.
Students would be mixing tints and shades to give their forms a three-dimensional effect.
For this particular lesson, we discussed the definition of value and how we can create different values by mixing tints and shades of colors.