Today in Craig Srebnik's class we watched him paint from a black and white photo. As a first step, he painted in all the darks and sent us to our easels to do the same. (We all painted monochromatically again today and used the same photo reference). After we had something representing all the darks, we watched him paint the 2nd step (mid tones and the light mid-tones). Back to our easels to do the same! The final round was highlights. Three hours went by super-fast. This is an ongoing class, but we don't reconvene again until February. I'll practice in the meantime!
(Oil Sketch) Celeste Bergin, Monochromatic workshop painting, oil on 18x24 canvas panel