Saturday, August 10, 2013

Basic Black

This is my entry for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge. The challenge was to paint this black raven without using black. Since I rarely use black, this was right up my alley. I mixed the 'blacks' using burnt umber, Alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue, with an occasional bit of pthalo blue. Click here to read more about the challenge and see the other entries.
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And here's a little collage I put together of the 8 Cape Breton plein air paintings.


Art Maine said...

Basic Black...
has no black,
such black irony,
in an oil painting
that one realizes
after studying the details
of the reference photo
and the details of these
confident brush strokes
that one understands this
fine art is painted by an
accomplished artist;
it leaves this viewer
in awe.

suzanneberry said...

He is simply PERFECT my friend! The composition of yor work is only part of what makes each painting so wonderful! He is proud, mysterious and so beautifully painted! Each post is a gift!

suzanneberry said...

Me again! LOVE the collage of your vay cay work!

Christel said...