The first painting is another mugshot in which I concentrated on stating the values as strongly as I saw them - harrowing and funny. So much is really dark! I know this philosophically, but with my eyes, not so much. The rest of the little paintings are all studies, again using pure black and white and 2 other values. Interesting how much it takes to imprint this way of seeing/painting, I would have thought just having it explained would have made it happen. Whatever -- it must be grasped!
I also discovered today there is a new format for posting, so these value studies are wandering around on their own. I will figure this out tomorrow.