This is an in-class demo I did recently at The Shadbolt Center (kinda quick and dirty) but shows an interesting method for producing an image. This method may also be of interest to the SSWR group at Semiahmoo, where we are using it for Painting the Coast. First, I did a blue-gray under-painting (slightly grayed… Read More »
This is an in-class demo I did recently at the Semiahmoo Art Center. First, I did a blue-gray under-painting (slightly grayed down blue to avoid having to deal with intense blues – the blues will also make the toned areas recede, as in shadows, etc. The grisaille method can also be done with warms such… Read More »
Stage One is to create a “grisaille” underpainting. Use a grayed sown blue. Don’t get too dark. It is essentially a value study, concentrating on identifying 3 to 4 tonal values in the design. This applies to both watercolor and acrylic.