Step 4: The Essential Grisaille

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What are ‘grisaille’ and ‘underpainting’, and why are they crucial for your success as an oil painter?

In this class, we dive deep into the “why” and the “how” of these powerful tools. Grisaille, a monochromatic underpainting technique, lays the foundation for your masterpiece, setting the tone and values before adding color. This is your opportunity to bring life and depth to your painting, providing a strong framework for your creative expression.

We’re committed to your growth and mastery, so we’ve designed quizzes and exercises that will reinforce your understanding and allow you to practice these techniques at your own pace. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced painter, our comprehensive approach ensures that you’ll be ready to incorporate the grisaille into your artistic toolkit.

Why follow protocols in the first place?

A consistent system leads to consistently beautiful results. This step is the glue that holds the system together. We’ll master:

  • Transferring your hard work from your value drawing to the canvas
  • Preparing your canvas for the best results
  • Using a grisaille as a foundation for your painting

When you’ve added these skills to your repertoire, you’ll approach every painting with newfound confidence, knowing you’re equipped with proven methods for success.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your oil painting skills! Enroll today, and embark on a journey of artistic excellence.

“Producing a grisaille for every painting has pushed me to better understand value structure.” (Mark Gale, student)

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