I once thought the watercolor palette revolved around Ivory black.
“Think of what starlight and lamplight would lack, diamonds and fireflies, if they couldn’t lean against Black.” Mary O'Neill
Okay not really, but still. I didn’t think my palette could be complete without it. I mean, it’s black. Like white, I assumed black was a pure color that man didn’t have a right to tamper with. I mean really… who can make black? Black just… is.
One day while in a flurry of mixing, I accidentally made black. I mean, it was really, really black, and it was the most beautiful black I had ever seen. In an attempt to cull my palette, I had found a simple way to replace one color with two that were already there.Read More