|Lunar black mixes in my colour notebook ©2016Lisa Le Quelenec|
|Lunar black sketchbook page ©2016Lisa Le Quelenec|
|Sketch I - lunar black ©2016Lisa Le Quelenec|
|Sketch II - lunar black ©2016Lisa Le Quelenec|
I treated myself to a new (to me) watercolour tube of paint on my last order ; Daniel Smith's Lunar Black. What a beauty! I am rather partial to colourful black watercolour as you know and have written about some experiments on the dark side before here and here. Whilst not what I would call a colourful black it does have the most beautiful granulating quality. These images show the first few sketches and tests that I have done using it. I'm still very much at the 'getting to know you' stage of the pigment, experiments so far show how difficult I found it to control the granulating properties but it is definitely a colour that I can see great potential in.......very, very, exciting. I think it will show it's true potential in large scale work and onsite sketching will be another place I use it as I make tonal studies. Time to play I think....
|Sketch III lunar black mixes ©2016Lisa Le Quelenec|