Tag Archives: grisaille

Tools: Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

I’ve been looking forward to finishing my last A5 book so I could start the Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,  my spring gift to me! I am picky about my journals and have tried several, only to find they came apart or I … Continue reading

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VSW: Max’s Car, 2

NOW I’m getting somewhere!  From Max Vanderwyst’s car images! Again I used grisaille to shadow, the Super5 Frankfurt ink in a water-brush. I should go back and add a bit of shadow to the columns… Very fast watercolor, middle of … Continue reading

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VSW: Max’s Car, 1

Max Vanderwyst offered his lovely car images and I still went first for the building image. What can I say? Old habits die hard.  But I’d like to do some cars, so…. It was a lovely building to draw, and … Continue reading

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Pentalic: Grisaille Peek-a-boo Sheep

Dan Antion provided a compelling image for middle of the night insomnia painting. I love his peeking-at-you sheep.  Next to the bed, I had two mark-making items and frankly it was pretty cold, and I didn’t want to get out … Continue reading

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Tools: Grey Inks for Grisaille

“Grisaille (/ɡrᵻˈzaɪ/ or /ɡrᵻˈzeɪl/; French: gris [ɡʁizaj] ‘grey’) is a term for a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour… A grisaille may be executed for its own sake, [or] as underpainting … working … Continue reading

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VSW: “Red” Barn

An image from the Virtual Sketchwalk group (gads I cannot remember whose someone remind me and I will correct) done in mostly ink.  I tried to work wet-on-wet with the inks, so they moved a bit… I pulled the inks … Continue reading

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San Louis Obispo Wine Fields

Another “urban” sketch of wine fields around the central California area. I created a loose pencil sketch, and came in hard with pencil for shadow in the vineyards. No pen work. I was able to use my new KWZ Foggy … Continue reading

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