Red, white, and black

"I became aware of the drawing technique of three chalks (à trois crayons), employed here by Watteau, when Eli Mikhailovich Beliutin (1925 - 2012) mentioned it to me in 1990.  A Soviet Nonconformist who authored "Основы изобразительной грамоты" and co-authored "Педагогическая система Академии художеств XVIII века", among other books, he enjoyed sharing his knowledge with beginners like me. I never joined Beliutin's studio, The New Reality, preferring to study independently, but he guided some of my early artistic efforts."  Dmitry Borshch

Основы изобразительной грамоты ≈ Fundamentals of Visual Grammar

Педагогическая система Академии художеств XVIII века ≈ Pedagogical System of the Fine Arts Academy of the 18th Century