I have been asked several times to do a class on my "underpaintings" or "Grisaille" which is a study in monochromatic color values. I use this method to design or build my compositions first before laying down the colors. The word Grisaille is French and gris means grey. I also do mine in sepia tones.
The "Girls" had a blast and so did I, it was good for me to share something I normally don't put much thought into. Here are some photos of our day! XO Christie
Missy of "Chateau Chic Boutique" with a French Toile sample behind her.
Reverse toile sample of light on dark.
Rita of "Mammabellarte" and Valerie.
Sweet Naomi working away...
And then our famous "Potluck" lunch where the girls bring the most amazing food to share!
Homemade pasta salad!
Homemade brie with a nut and fruit compode!
A wonderful French dessert by Valerie!
Some of the finished pieces! Bravo Girls!!!
And cute Amber of "Black Rooster Cottage" with her masterpiece!