Saturday, January 10, 2009

This week I did several paintings using only sepia and white, and did not attempt to include any paint-texture, image detail or soft blending of edges. Painting this way isolates the study of major light and dark shapes, so important for any painting of any subject. I used 9 separate gradations of tone from pure sepia to pure white, though all 9 probably were not used in this painting.

When I paint this way I consider it training and I am not trying to achieve finished work for exhibition...but sometimes a painting will have a charm of its own.

I may start posting more than one painting per week now...I am painting a lot and enjoy putting them here for people to see.

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