Demo Pear over Charcoal Drawing on Rag Paper

Oil on Gessoed 100% Rag Paper, 6" x 8"

This is just a little sketch I did in class for
my students today. We were discussing
grisaille (black and white underpaintings)
only today, we were really just using a charcoal
drawing as our grisaille.

It's fun, because if you spray the drawing with
Krylon Crystal Clear Spray, and then with Damar
Retouch Varnish, you can paint over the charcoal
drawing, and it's almost like an underpainting. It is
fun to start out by glazing with a yellow, and then
painting into that with opaque colors. Of course, I
did this so fast, my students were more successful
on the whole. That is what I love about teaching.
Seeing people succeed, and helping them to do it.