Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lion WIP- the painting begun...


I began this piece by using a new technic I have just begun to explore- a form of grisaille. Grisaille is a monochrome painting using shades of gray only (sometimes brown). I, being self-taught, and not knowing I was using a technic used by the old masters, began with a blue-gray tone, which I happen to like.


I then began to add a bit of color...

and more color...


I am enjoying working in this way and plan to continue to explore with this technic.

5 comments:

Mona said...

This is developing nicely Carol. Is it oil or casein?

Italo said...

Carol, it's wonderful! I can't wait to see when it will finished. Good week! Italo.

Carol Andre' said...

Mona, it's acrylic. I don't paint in oils, only watermedia. I also love pastels and scratchart. Oils and I don't mix- I must be water!!!
Thanks Italo. Soon...

Micaela said...

Carol,

Wow, this is really cool! You are such a great artist :)

And thanks for the sweet comment on The English Muse! Wasn't so sure what to write, but I'm happy you liked it. it's really hard writing on someone else's blog because you have to try to match the style.

xoxo,
Micaela

willow said...

Your work is lovely.

Thanks for stopping by Willow Manor today!