Grisaille as Final Layer

Posted on June 13, 2017

Yesterday I took just black paint and medium and did some of the grisaille work (first photo). Today I’m work on grisaille and colour both in the clothes (second photo); basically it’s just black and white with medium for the grey suit. I put on a thin layer and work grey into the black shadows. I put the tiniest dab of purple into the tie, but other than that, it’s all black and white in this suit so far. The result is that the figure pops out of the darkness.

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