Working in greys to challenge myself to try to portray the light on skin and paint a black hat in light and shadow without color. This was done in one session- so working quickly. I was learning to start with an overall light tone and an overall dark tone, in the medium range. Then there is room to push the darkest darks and lightest lights, while keeping the overall dark-light pattern distinct. If that makes sense!
5" X 7 "
Oil on board