Re: Grisaille Demo
Michko....Thanks so much.
Technically you are quite correct Tim. Often Grisaille (Monochromatic Gray), or Bistre ( earth brown tones) are a stepping stone for color work after the student learns value. Or it is an "indirect" method of painting. I suppose I have been considering a painting with varied tones in one color as a monochromatic painting, while considering the Grisaille as a "level-one" process. Colored glazes as level two. If you look at the Venetian Masters many employed an opaque grisaille before moving on to color. Many 19th century academic painters used brown washes. Ingres used the Gray (grisaille method) and considered it an underpainting. Underpainting always implies something is going on top. I guess it is all in the way the artist interprets a term. I"ve always considered grisaille as an underpainting, but your point is well taken and I am sorry if I came on strong. I am often wrong about a lot of things, and I value your input and comments.
Last edited by Dcam : 05-18-2011 at 11:44 PM.