The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 47
Burnt Umber is a rich dark brown earthy pigment that lends a semi- or semi-opaque staple to a palette. Since it is low-staining it can readily be lifted varying its value rendering a full range of possibilities. It mixes well with other colors. Daniel Smith suggests warming Burnt Umber with a little Alizarin Crimson or cooling it with blue to add even more possibilities to your neutrals.
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“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.