So far so good. Although you caught me cheating. Caught me red handed. Caught me red penned. Like all junkies I returned to my habit; luscious color. In this case I added a few restrained strokes of lipstick red.
Actually, I'm no stranger to painting in grey scale. All of my paintings start out this way; as a grisaille underpainting. Here's a perfect example of how I usually use black and white.
If I had decided to paint this week's painting in color, I would have started adding color at this point:
Believe it or not, a painting that starts out as a grey scale underpainting can turn out very colorful. I use grisaille to create a foundation of depth and lighting.
I'll continue working on this week's painting and I promise to try hard to keep it black and white (with a dash of red). Ooh color, I miss you already!
And while I'm slaving away, my favorite fuzzy model will be keeping me good company on her day off.
A model's life is a hard life.