What's more important when creating a piece; color or value? I've just started painting, and my teacher...god. She keeps telling me, and the rest of the class...lecturing about how important color is, and how important it is to see the right colors. It's about all she ever talks about. She pushes the idea so far, that if you can see the right colors, you can paint properly. Now...I have red-green colorblindness...and I can't see a lot of colors, it's very difficult for me to see the difference between certain colors of the same value. Some people have argued that if you place value of higher importance, that you can do what ever you'd like with color after. This feels better to me, since pencil renderings are done only in value, why should painting be any different?
I hear people like Ron Lemen talking about when he paints, his mind is thinking only of color. I guess I'm kind of wonder what you guys out there think about more, and what's over all of more importance. The teacher is driving me nuts. I've told her I can't see color well, but I really want to give painting my best shot regardless...she doesn't seem like she's much help. I've seen her paintings too. They're alright, but not nearly as good as she says they are lol...this is her "Now, if you learn how to see the mixtures in the color, you can make any color you want, if you get the PERFECT color of the sky, it will look like a sky. Everyone go see my paintings in the art gallery for an example of what I'm talking about"
anyway, discuss! I want to hear opinions from seasoned painters and anyone who's used any kind of colored media.