Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Final grasaille, really!


A bit more (ok maybe a lot more) fracturing of the shapes before adding the glazes. This one became so much more complex than i could have imagined. I added a few circles for good measure. I'm not sure if i will keep them or not.
The learning curve on this one was how much further i could take it than i thought i could. Kathy kept gently nudging me to go a little more. I think it is really fractured now!
So I will begin adding glazes now. I think i am going to start with an analgalous palette so as not to get into trouble quickly. This is new way of using acrylics for me. While i love layering colors i believe this technique can add many many layers of glazing before complete. It will also be interesting to me to see if i can get down to my original design or if it morphs into something better. We'll see.

3 comments:

  1. Your grisaille is wonderfully complex and rhythmic. I'll be interested to see how you unify this painting with color. Looks like fun!

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  2. Very exciting! A fascinating work thus far. I'm positive your color choices will take it even further.

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  3. Very challenging Carolyn! I can't wait to see your color choices.

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