Those who paint flats need no introduction to the name Greg DiFranco. Formally, he has been awarded the title Grand Master by his peers. He is a member of a select group of people who are not only talented, but freely share their talents and knowledge with others. I have anxiously waited to show you this piece, a Carthaginian War Elephant. It took him 2-3 months to paint.
Greg uses and recommends a painting technique known in some circles by the French word “Grisaille.” (We will explore this method in detail in upcoming posts.) “Grisaille” is simply French for “grayscale.” Painters first render their subject in grayscale. It helps to deal with issue of lighting. Then the color is applied.
The first photo in this post is of Greg’s award winning piece in grayscale.
The next two photos are of the completed piece.
Greg has already said he would send me more photos of his work. And he is going to do a brief write up on this particular work. I have posted these photos early, probably too early, not having waited for the write up, but I wanted to spend some time savoring this piece.