I used Gamblin’s Portland greys (light, medium and dark) and Chromatic Black. The Ampersand gesso board is sometimes lightly brushed with Gamsol solvent before starting the painting. I’m using fine sable hair brushes (and sometimes my fingers) for these little paintings.
12 Replies to “Windward Coast”
I love Hawaii too. Try the “Paradise” menu drop down in the header of my blog, then “Hawaii”. I am on the Big Island right now snapping away.
The Big Island is wonderful! I love your shots of Volcanoes Park. We hiked through there and it was “other worldly” for sure! I will check out more on your blog… your photos are just outstanding! We liked Oahu this past Dec. but, my favorites are the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. Have fun…I’m a bit jealous!
Your work is delightful, it reminds me of my recent visit to Maui. The tonal values are very evocative. Keep it up! Tony
Thank you very much, Tony. I love Maui. It is fun to depict beautiful Hawaii in just grey tones — so opposite of what it really looks like. Maybe I’ll do a few more.
I really love these monochromatic pieces. All about the wonderful brushwork!
Thank you so much, Nicholas. It’s fun to leave the color out sometimes! Maybe some are studies for larger, colorful pieces… not sure.
They really work in their own right.
Thank you. I am enjoying the small size and working quickly. I think the gray monotone may become a bit boring. Some color will appear at some point. probably.
Well I saw a lot of these grey monochrome paintings on your blog and I was surprised how a series didn’t get boring but rather intensified the idea. It was a bit like a virtuoso performance! But I guess colour will appear and I do like your use of it.
I really appreciate these comments, Nicholas. Thank you so much.
Thank you very much. I appreciate it!