Tuesday, April 07, 2009


I love these colors, Phthalo Blue and Raw Umber.
It's my favorite way to make black. It makes a dark, earthy color. I TRY to never use black from a tube, but i do use ink. I am finding my paintings are just a little bit softer when I don't even use the ink.

The life so short, the craft so long to learn - Chaucer

Print mounted on wood, available HERE
Original on ebay HERE


Sarah said...

She looks like an ancient monument that has been there for years. I love the name of phthalo blue and I agree about the black froma tube thing. I was always taught never to use black paint at school and it has stayed with me. I love to teach children (and adults!) how to mix black. The adults in particular often look at me as if I am slightly mad.

Janine said...

I love this artwork! I love phthalo blue, it is one of my favorite blues! Never knew that about mixing to make black!

Rowena said...

That's an awesome color combination. That's not the blue and brown I use, but I like the way it looks. I think I might try something with those two colors in honor of Creative Everyday's totally optional monthly prompt of "color."

ValGalArt said...

love this!