Tuesday, October 28, 2008
For more than a decade, when my primary medium was colored pencil, I usually used a tonal foundation. This technique is referred to as grisaille. It allowed me to establish value, form and volume independently of color decisions. When I began experimenting with oil paint I didn't use a grisaille, preferring to jump right into color for the little still lifes. Now focusing on landscapes, the grisaille appeals to me again. Today I added value to the foundation sketch of yesterday. You can see examples of my earlier work using grisaille by clicking here.