I continue to experiment with painting in black (gesso) and white (acrylic) paint. I enjoy the stark images that I can produce with these colors. In the painting above, I also introduced a lighter shade of black.
Here are a couple of posts about the benefits of experimenting with B&W:
- How Painting in Black and White Can Improve Your Art from the site, Creative Bloq. This technique eliminates the need "to think about colour to begin with and instead you'll find yourself concentrating on elements such as composition, value, lighting and form."
- Create Amazing Artwork With Only Two Colors — Black and White from the Craftsy blog. Painting in Black and White "can create a mood, add a sense of mystery or create an effect of elegant timelessness."
Why not create a black & white painting this weekend?