Four of my art students have been working on black and white self-portraits - to be glazed with colour when completed. This is a method called "Grisaille". I wanted to experiment with glazing before they did... so I tried out a little painting. Here it is in black and white before I glazed it:
Once this painting was dry (I used titanium white mixed with raw umber and ivory black), I glazed it with variations of cadmium yellow and cadmium red, a bit of raw umber (mixing the paint with a painting medium), and scumbled in a bit of white over the highlighted areas.
I may glaze over even more colour yet. I am excited to experiment more with this method in the future! The benefit of painting with this method is that the correct value (light to dark) is established before the colour is added.
I live in Southern Ontario on a farm with my husband, Dennis, and our two daughters. Painting out of my studio on our farm allows me to stay close to my family and to be surrounded by the natural landscape that continues to influence my work.