Thursday, December 1, 2011


 Trying something new - Notan, the simplest kind. Notan means black and white and in painting one does a sketch making everything in shadow to be black and everything in light to be white.
This is my pencil drawing.

Next, draw the image onto the canvas and paint the black and white. This canvas happened to have a pinkish background so I left it. Now to keep the coloring in mind that would mean darker values in the shadows and lighter values in the light.

The whole notan system has me thinking clearer. I look forward to more exploration of this method.
 Finished painting:
 "Just a Sip"
5 x 7
Oil on canvas