These 8" x 8" pictures were live studies painted in black and white acrylic. The pepper and small pear are done on watercolour paper with the under painting a bright red. The idea was to cover the whole picture using only black and white values. I enjoyed how the bright red still added to the overall tone of the painting without seeing it.
This study was done with a bright green undercoating. It really makes you study an object when you don't have colour to describe it.