This Friday, dk Gallery hosts the opening reception for their show "Blue and Gray" which features works using those dominant colors as the theme. This was an interesting challenge. I envisioned working in gray scale before, and have certainly done my share of "notans" but it was a lot harder to do a fully realized painting than I thought it would be.
I had a set of Gamblin grays that I put out on my palette and added ivory black and my usual titanium white. I found it pretty difficult not to reach into my colors and had to really think just in values. I also found it really hard to just use the light, medium and dark gray as they were. I mixed a lot!
Fun challenge. Try it sometime!
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