The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 84
Lamp Black, made from burned mineral oil and tar is opaque, high staining and black as black gets. It is described on the Daniel Smith website as "classic black velvet", which is a great visual of the quality and personality of this cool pigment. They recommend mixing it with burnt sienna to warm it up. I mingled a little quinacridone purple and cobalt blue in some of the lighter, watery washes of the ravens wings where they were catching the light of the sky above the. But there was little need of additional colors thanks to Lamp Blacks huge value range.
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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.