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Old 05-18-2011, 10:06 PM
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Michko....Thanks so much.
Tim:
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.
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Derek,
I appreciate your candor and I value your comments as well. This has been a learning experience and I now have a broader knowledge of the many facets of Grisaille. Think I will paint another one soon.
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Definetly impressive!
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certainly a stunning painting ... wonderful stuff.
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John: Thanks so much.
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Interesting thread... all my works, both still life and landscape, are done with a grisaille, but in the Maxfield Parrish manner - using indigo blue as the base, then layering glazes of other colors over - the reason being that there is blue in all the shades, and layering over that brings a more intense coloring and less 'dead' look to the rendering.....

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Robert: What a great idea and I like Parrish very much. I'll have to research on his methods. I'm almost ready for a website. I want about 25 or so pieces that I really like first. Thanks Robert
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Derek thank you for this great demo
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Very nice demo, Decam, I use this method quite often, and enjoy it for each step.
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Fred and Imaybe Thanks.
Imaybe: (I used to know your first name) Grisaille can take longer, but you can be more sure of your values.
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