The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 56
VAN DYKE BROWN
Van Dyke Brown, a Windsor Newton Watercolor named after the Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck, who used it in many of his paintings. Permanent, lightfast and transparent, this rich dark brown can vary greatly between brands. Winsor Newton's version is made from bituminous earth or a black pigment mixed with calcined natural iron oxide. I love the range of value I was able to find by varying the water to paint ratio.
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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.