Glazing washes of watercolor (the art of grisaille) involves layering translucent colors to create a range of values that glow. If that sounds easy, guess again. There are days that I feel blind, like a child trying to make sense of letters on a page while learning to read. In truth, I am training my brain to see beyond the obvious, in hopes of interpreting the shadows and tones to enhance the light.
Oh to attend a watercolor class by master artists like Arleta Pech, Susan Harrison-Tustain, Ron Hazell, Peter Woolley, or John Lovett.
In the meantime, I stumble on….
This is my first attempt at glazing. I completed this painting using only four colors: cobalt blue, permanent rose, quinacridone gold, and antwerp blue.