Monday Motivator: The Generative Capacity of Black

“The ‘Splashed-Ink Landscape’ is, among other things, an exercise in the generative capacity of black. Sesshū used this supposed non-colour to produce a rainbow of effects.

There are light black and dark black, warm black and cool blacks, wet blacks and dry blacks, thic blacks and thin blacks, bleeding blacks and blotted blacks. Some stab, some caress, and others are so pale that they appear almost white.”

James Fox, “The World According to Colour: A Cultural History”, page 41

A colour isn’t only its hue (the colour it is), it’s how you apply it too.

SOLD Kilt Rock. Payne’s grey ink on watercolour paper.

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