Painting in Greys

Grey seems to be in the air lately and on my paint palette. I walked into a bathroom where I hoped to paint a mural. The tile was grey and white and the term grisaille came to mind. Grisaille is the French word for grey and is used to describe monochrome paintings often painted in grey tones. I admire the old grey works in history and hoped to get the opportunity try my hand at one.

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The mural is a very simple mangrove theme with color applied to the butterfly, spoonbill and kayaker.

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I paint murals from time to time and mostly use a bright tropical palette. I have to admit that I could get used to creating in this subdued single-tone background for my mural painting projects.

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The spoonbill is the most prominent element in the painting. I’m so glad the homeowners commissioned me for the job. The mural was actually painted right around the corner from my own home. I got to try a new technique while getting to know my very nice neighbors!


3 thoughts on “Painting in Greys

  1. practice95 Post author

    Thanks Maggie! Murals can be challenging because the decor has to coordinate with the mural. I was so glad to see the grey marble in the room so I could try this monotone technique.


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