Painting a Black and White Painting

This is an old-school way to work: black and white on toned or colored paper. It's often called a wash drawing, and you can explore a range of values, and,

Painting a Black and White Painting


24 August 2014 - 3:11 pm

Description

This is an old-school way to work: black and white on toned or colored paper. It's often called a wash drawing, and you can explore a range of values, and, in this case, textures. 

You’ll need black watercolor OR some other dark color like brown, purple, green, or blue, along with an opaque white paint (I used acrylic paint). I think beginners or advanced-beginners will learn a lot from this project.

Colors used in background: cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light, cadmium yellow medium, alizarine crimson, all by Old Holland. Black paint by Prang. White acrylic paint by Liquitex.

Categories: Art and Literature

Tags: Black and white paint, painting, learn to paint, how to paint, colored paper, cadmium yellow, beginner painting, wash drawing