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The Perfect Little Black Hue

As a woman, I am always on the hunt for the perfect  ‘little black dress’—the one that fits like it was made just for me—the one that makes me feel like a million bucks every time I wear it (even if I have to suck in my stomach all night long).

 As an artist, I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect ‘little black hue’ to use in my paintings. While all paint manufacturers produce a black pigment, artists often create their own unique blacks by combining different hues.  I have experimented with a range of colors in multiple mediums in my quest to create a pleasing, interesting black.  For “Light the Way Home” I mixed Golden’s Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Turquoise, and Napthol Red Medium to create the perfect little black hue.  And for me, it’s just as thrilling as slipping into that perfect little black dress–only I don’t have to suck in my stomach.

“Light the Way Home”–Acrylic on Birchwood


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