Monochrome Madness

I started my next painting in class yesterday. It’s a monochrome painting of a white plaster cast. The idea is to work on my improving-but-still-too-tight sense of value.

Last week I did my drawing. This week started with transferring the drawing to a smaller canvas (it was sort of lost on the 11″x14″, so now it’s on a 9″x12″). Then I had to tweak it a bit. Once I had the lines the way I wanted them, it was time to start painting.

My painting consisted of four blobs of the darkest darks, followed by adding white and blending to start the transition to lighter colors around the darkest areas.

This is going to take a while. 🙂 But I am already enjoying myself.

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