I've admired techniques used in the Grisaille manor for a long time. As I researched how to spell it I found what I had actually painted is called Brunaille. The main difference between the two is Grisaille is using mostly grey tones and http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunaille is mostly brown. I may have to try the grey shades next. When my daughter in law Brandy sent me a photo of Tina riding in the early morning I knew I had to try this method. I cranked the music up and had a blast. I have no doubt Brandy will be able to convince me with her big brown eyes why it needs to hang in their home. (it usually works on Rodney....wink) I really need to paint two paintings when painting my children and grandchildren....then just maybe I could enjoy them in my own home.
The truth is I love that I can remind them of precious moments since those moments are where most of my favorite paintings come.
If you have a photo you would like to see in paint please contact me.