Tonal Painting

In addition to classical grisaille painting, which is soley prohibited to the use of  black and white paint, many artist’s like to introduce neutral colors to their palette to create warm and cool contrasts.  Below are some prime examples of classic grisaille painting as well as some limited palette painting.


“Odalisque”, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1824

 keith chuck close

“Keith”, Chuck Close, 1970


“Ann Marie”, Joshua LaRock, 2008

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