Because this work is so big (840 x 960 mm canvas) I am more comfortable getting the rock areas worked up ahead of the rest of the Grisaille. That is one of the reasons that I didn’t post yesterday, it was along day and yet I felt there wasn’t a lot to show and tell from the previous post.
For those that are wondering what my paint mix is, it is equal parts of Raw Umber and Ivory Black which makes a lovely dark.
Uh oh, there is a family domestic going on now amongst the magpies, now that is not relaxing!
I am now getting right into the swing of the Grisaille knowing that the tonal map will be completed before I start adding colour and basically all the hard work will be done. I am fully aware that Grisaille are best suited for a Still Life and because of this, when I do start adding colour there will be some brushwork introduced as one would expect in a landscape. The water on the other hand is very smooth and transparent and that is where I am going to make the most with my glazes.
When looking at the image on my monitor I realised the yellow is a little on the strong side to what it really is so be aware of that when you view this sample of todays work.
Well it is Saturday in Aussie land and once I have updated my blog, and a couple other jobs, it is then time to put my feet up and have a glass of red with my husband.
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