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Black and White

I have always been a fan of black and white ‘artwork’, especially photography.  For one thing hanging a black and white print on your wall means you don’t have to worry about it clashing with your decor!  All kidding aside though, I have enjoyed painting, sketching and turning photographs into black and white.

I guess though that technically it’s not black and white, but greyscale – however, it’s easier to say ‘black and white’, right?  Since getting my Corel Painter software last October I’ve had tons of fun with it – but am always drawn back to B&W.

David Bowie

Okay, so there is a touch of blue here.. I just wanted to make this a little more interesting.

Meryl Streep

This was fun to do, and I even added an earring for yet another ‘bit of interest’.

John Lennon

This was actually a colour photo, but I liked it because it was one of a few shots I found that didn’t have John with his signature glasses.

Thanks for taking a look – and feel free to leave a comment if you so wish.



Self taught artist back living in New Zealand after more than a decade of living in Canada. Starting over in more ways than one but always up for the challenge!

2 thoughts on “Black and White

  1. WELL, another fun article by Sweet Sal. Love your show-and-tell stories, hon. The painting of Meryl Streep is absolutely awesome; a unique beauty and finest talents of our time.

    I have always like B&W with a bit of color. I once had a wall print that was all B&W except for the oriental rug on the floor. That was really striking.

    Keep up the great work. You're a winner!

    Hugs – Betty Dravis


  2. Aww, thank you Betty! I am with you – the hint of colour in a black and white is quite striking.

    Personally I like B&W because we are now so used to seeing everything in glorious technicolour that it's just nice to go back to the 'old days' 😉

    XX Sal


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