Shades of Gray


First, no, I’ve never read that book, and you probaably know which one I’m talking about. Now, with that said, let’s move on to art. As you’re well aware, I took on a challenge to paint a small 3 x 5 landscape each day in December, drawing inspiration from three tonalist artists. It was definitely a good project for me — probably the most rewarding art challenge I’ve ever done.

Because I’m painting on manila cards, I felt it necessary to prepare the cards with a coat of gesso.  For the first five cards, I used white gesso, then did a set of five cards with a golden yellow tone, completed five with a pale blue hue, and then — yep — let ‘er rip with five hot bubble gum pink gessoed cards. After the fantasy of hot pink, I returned to the real world with a…

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