Friday, April 17, 2009

Progress at Week One

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above - before and after
....and I am still not at the painting stage. Looks like this may turn into a Spring project. I have decided I am going to approach the painting stage using a method known as Grisaille (pronounced "gris-eye" - which I think translated from French means "grey tones." The technique was first used in the 15th century and Leonardo daVinci was well known for employing this technique in many of his masterpieces. The 'underpainting' is completed by painting it first in shades of grey. Then color glazes are applied over top layer by layer. The Mona Lisa was created using this method. For me, it will allow me to enter into the 'painting realm' in a controlled fashion and in a way that I feel comfortable.


Bea said...

I saw something about this on one of those wonderful PBS painting shows. It gives a really unique underbase to the painting. I'm excited to see how you are progressing. :)Bea

Michele said...

Beautifully rendered! What kind of paint will you be using? Acrylic?

Seth said...

This is looking quite good. It has been wonderful watching your progress and I am impressed with your skills!

Tammy said...

Wow, this is looking amazing. You are so talented!