Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009 - Day 43

Grisaille underpainting

Da Vinci watercolor on 140lb Aquarelle cold press paper

I was having a lot of difficulty painting the flower petals so I decided to do a grisaille underpainting to develop the form and value before completing the painting with color glazes. It is amazing to me that the lightest values which seemed so dark in the grisaille become so white after adding the dark background.

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