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.


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

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

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