Small Black and White


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Here is a series of small 5″x 6″ oil paintings that are almost entirely  composed of shades of black and white.  Painting in this style is quite interesting and presents some challenges. Because there is only one gradient scale being used, one can focus more on the subtleties of the object being painted.  I think painting in black and white is excellent practice in observation. 

I found that cast iron is fairly condusive to black and white painting, as it doesn’t reflect colour and is black itself.


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