Step by Step Tutorial on how to Paint a Traditional Painting using Grisaille.
This lesson explains the step-by-step process of painting like the Old Masters using the classical approach to painting. You will learn about how and where it is used, and what types of painting can be painted using this method.
The monochromatic painting technique (called Grisaille), was done entirely in shades of grey, not unlike a black and white photograph.
Sometimes, the Masters of traditional painting used this method to help them think through their paintings, especially large, complex compositions. They called it “underpainting“. They would paint an entire scene in one color.
- Start by mixing your Paynes Grey or Black with white. Create a value scale from dark to light.
- Number them from 1 to 9.
- White = 0
- 0 – 3 is your light values
- 4 – 6 is medium
- 10 = black
- 7- 10 is your darkest values…
Paint like a master with this Step by Step Tutorial on how to Paint a Grisaille Portrait.