Sunday, February 03, 2008

Not all purples are the same

Violet might officially be a colour mid-way between magenta and blue, and warmer than indigo. Yet I like violet most for my shadows on skin tones ... but not just any violet, I prefer dioxazine violet (or windsor violet)... its warmer and more vibrant. I tend to combine it with crimson, sap green and/or yellow ochre, in many of my watercolour sketches of nudes

Violet is the artist's black

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