Contrast is the arrangement of opposite elements in art. When we are talking about light vs. dark, white and yellow tend to have the lightest values, while black has the darkest. To tell if your work has the contrast you are looking for, it’s good to see your work in black and white to check for contrast. Below is a black and white shot of the giraffe painting:
The silhouettes make this easy- but it works just as well with a seascape where everything is a shade or tint of blue.
Here is the finished work- this was bought by a very nice dad for his kid for Christmas-AWESOME!!!