Sunday, March 23, 2008
A few days ago I painted a black and value value study (taken from a previous color study). Since it was just sitting there, days later all dry now, I realized that it is actually a grisaille and that I could try my hand at painting over it (in color) like studio painters sometimes do. I am a direct painter and not accustomed to painting in layers. I took some liberties and lowered the hills. I don't know how I feel about the results. It seems way too dark, doesn't it!? I prefer my direct painting of the subject to this one, but it was an interesting experiment. The darkness suggests that I was heavy handed either in the grisaille or in the color application..or both!