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Shades of Grey

gcp42 13 Aug 2023


Not one I am going to hang on the wall, but still this one was a very interesting experience - because of the black and white thing. Great exercise to learn about brightness and all.

I used just 2 paints: black and white tempera, not a mixture of brown and blue as Bob Ross suggested. As a result, it is kind of unreal to look at, as if colors were removed from the picture, like it’s a xerox copy or something. (Even in the photo - it looks like a grayscale picture of a regular picture, but it isn’t).


Looks nice.

Very nice

Black and white is the most difficult type of painting to do. It exposes to all the flaws about value relationships in artists arsenal. It is a challenge and it is a great learning curve at the same time. All the best in your painting journey!

I like how you did your pine trees!

I found this video in case you will want to explore a bit more about black and white.

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