These Chinoiserie figures are painted in grisailles (as defined below).
Pronunciation: \gri-ˈzī, -ˈzāl\
Etymology: French, from gris gray, from Middle French Date: 1848
decoration in tones of a single color, especially gray, designed to produce a three-dimensional effect, often used for the representation of relief sculpture.
The grisailles method of painting is sometimes used to train painters because it betrays the hand of a less talented artist. We offer for your consideration, these chinoiserie characters in grisailles on a bright coral color silk but they are equally delicious on any color background of your choosing.
We hand dye the silk so you may provide a color of your choosing or select from one of our offerings. We also offer these as giclee prints on fine watercolor paper and they’re almost indiscernible from the paintings when framed under glass.
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