"Notes from the Trail"

Details:

"Notes from the Trail"

9.5"x 10.5" pastel

Completed as a pre-requisite study in prep for an upcoming portrait.

Available for purchase. Contact Kari for further info.

 

about this work:

The notebook depicted in this pastel painting was mostly improvised and imagined, though color references were used to achieve a realistic portrayal. The background, also, was imagined.

Can you spot any constellations?

Fun Fact: American Colonists collected the soot when cleaning the insides of chimneys and lamps, and mixed it with water to make a good black ink.

Info from Windsor & Newton (www.windsornewton.com): "Lamp Black is a simple genuine pigment made of Carbon black. A lightfast, permanent and opaque pigment, it has been used since pre-historic times making it one of the oldest pigments still used today. Lamp black was commonly used in Egyptian tombs and murals as an alternative to charcoal which was considered less pure and dense. The pure carbon pigment is made from the residual soot from burning oil and its name comes from the practice of making it with oil lamps."

The term "Lamp Black" is still used today as a name for a particular black color in watercolor and oil paints.

 

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