I accidentally watched a video of Mark's and the "values, values, values" were sprinkled throughout, lol. So of course I watched more and thought to join the forum (and perhaps purchase the paint). I was taught values at 9, through an old master (who over the many years of instruction, I would describe his life as an "ode to Burnt Umber"). Although my work has become different than his in execution, it is still seeped in realism (usually) 57 years later. But here are 2 past examples of my values. Reflections, charcoal on paper and Spring Release, oil on panel.