Saturday, 23 March 2013

Grisaille

Painting in grisaille is about optimizing your colour palette, keeping it to a number of shades, each of which have specific tasks to compute. This is an ongoing voyage of discovery because these things you come across by chance, by trial and error and by sheer determination. I'm still in search of what decorators in the 1800's used to such effect that damn it, I still can't imitate! It's so sad to think those secrets may have vanished forever....