The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 82
Winsor Newton Davy's Gray is a soft grey color "developed by Winsor & Newton for the 19th century English artist Henry Davy, a pupil of famous water-colourist J S Cotman" according to the Winsor Newton website. This warm gray lifted nicely, and while a wide range of value was not as easy as other gray colors, it did layer and add intensity with subsequent washes. Davy's gray is a wonderful for representing weathered statuary as this fountain in my garden. The Virgin Mary stood in an icy puddle after a late spring snowfall. The beautiful sunrise reflected in that frigid pool was breathtaking. This gray helped convey that special moment.
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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.