This is the third and final study in black and white plus one colour. This one is smaller than the other two and on canvas board with a black gesso ground.
Abstract tree, black and white and red
10x15 cm (4x6") on canvas board
This exercise was interesting and tells me that I definitely need to loosen up in my normal work and this is an idea I am thinking of taking further - maybe not the white and black theme but definitely the loose palette knife work and using the gel to thicken up the paint. As this was only an exercise I used paint which was very fluid and not true artist paint. I wasn't sure if the gel (Golden gel medium) would work to give me a 3D effect but it worked well.