Wednesday, May 20, 2020


I had not done a full underpainting in a while; I forget how magical this process can be. Glazing color over the grisaille creates an illusion of depth that is hard to achieve in any other technique. Progress shots, drawing, umber wipe -out, grisaille, color pass.

Grisaille – (griz-eye’) fr.- grey an underpainting done entirely in monochrome shades of gray.

Craftsman, oil on linen panel, 11 x 14 in, Jim Serrett

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  1. Now THAT'S an old sander! Cool painting. My Dad was a carpenter and had a folding yardstick like that.

    1. I have a large assortment of inherited old tools, this one belong to my wife's Father. Family tools are so fascinating, what have they created and whose held them?