9.5" x 6.5" Oil over black and white grisaille on gessoed cotton paper
This is a demonstration that I did for my "Beginning Painting and Beyond" class at The Art League
School. First we paint in Mars Black and white, establishing the shapes and forms of the pears. After
that dries for a week, we glaze the grisalle ("gris" means "gray" in French) with Gamblin's Transparent
Red Earth, blot it where we don't want too much of the influence of that color, and then paint the pears
using a limited palette. This study was probably completed in about twenty minutes, but I still like it, and
think it is a successful, loose painting.