Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Grisaille Approach

The other day on Facebook, artist David Gray showed several pictures of a painting in progress using the the grisaille method for a under painting using various shades of value mixed with raw umber and white. Yesterday, using a photo of another one of my granddaughters I tried this method. It's sort of like sketching with your brush and it took me awhile to get the hang of it. I will wait for this to dry and then start painting on top.

8 comments:

Eric said...

beautifully done! I'm anxious to see how this develops for you :)

TaraLarsenChang said...

nice! Looking forward to seeing if you like it when adding color.

John Larriva said...

Ooh, I'd like to try this method, but find it hard to wait to add color. Look forward to seeing more!

dfowlkes4 said...

This is a painting all by itself and looks almost photographic. Nicely done Kim with a most beautiful young lady.

Poul said...

Wonderful atmosphere!!! I like the "playlight" in this!!!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you to each of you for your comments. Now....on to the color. Yikes!

Tammie said...

this is lovely
the light is wonderful and draws me in to look and enjoy it further.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you Tammie. I hope I can preserve that light effect while adding color.