Downtown Side Street 9" x 12" o/p
I have never used black on my palette until today. I thought that I would give it a try. From what I understand, this black or 'Chromatic Black ' as it is named, can be used to deepen your colours to a darker value.
In past paintings, the procedure would be to use the complimentary colour to darken a colour.
Many artists would shy away from having blacks made from carbon or iron oxide on their palettes. When used in mixtures these blacks would make the colours look 'dirty'.
This particular black, Chromatic Black, is a neutral, tinting black made from complimentary colours.
I rather like the finished 'look' that this black produces with certain colours. I think that I will give it further consideration when painting in the future