Black: The Queen of All Colors Excerpt
Black: The Queen of All Colors
Blacks are perhaps one of the most misunderstood group of colors used by painters today. Some painters don’t use them—others only use them in a nearly pure form, as when painting something which is itself black. Those who know the powerful uses of black and regularly use it in their paintings tend to be either classically trained in painting or advanced self-learners. Whether you are a representational artist, seeking to explore the chiaroscuro effects of a subject or an artist working in pure, abstract colors, the mission is the same—how to know which black to use to get the effect wanted.
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