Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Black.

I started this piece about a month ago. I stalled on it because I was tired of layering color after color to reach a deep black. Yesterday it hit me, just use black. For a long time I refused to use black in any of my paintings because It appears dull. The layers of transparent colors has a more lively look. I usually layer a magenta and green one on top of the other until I reach the dark I'm shooting for, but this takes forever. I will still use the transparent colors but with black to speed up the process. So I guess I'm changing my rules. Black is back!

Old friends
8x10
Watercolor on paper.

2 comments:

  1. Can't take my eyes away from this one. It is so well done!

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