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.