Quick Grisaille in Acrylics

Here’s a video of part of a sketch painting I did last year, but I only got around to editing the video this week.

You can see the finished sketch below.

A grisaille is a monochrome painting, traditionally painted in shades of grey (the word grisaille is from the French gris, meaning grey), but it can really be done in any colour, and shades of brown are quite common, as it can mimic the colour of skin.

This grisaille was done in acrylic paint in about 30 minutes. With acrylics, you don’t get much time to work with the paint once it’s down on the canvas as they dry so quickly. I’m going to do a grisaille in oils next, and I’ll record part of the painting process.

Here’s the finished acrylic sketch. Let me know what you think.

Grisaille in Acrylics

Grisaille in Acrylics

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