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One of the most interesting things I learned about color at Pratt, was that there are just as many hues of black (or gray) as with any other color. Just as you can have a deep red, or a bright red, or a brownish red, you can have a "bright" black or a "cool" black by mixing in other colors.

Anyways, as I'm heading into the end of this series, I have been trying to come up with some original background colors, so it's not all just a bunch of repeated colors. I sort of know what the last two are going to be, but I wasn't sure about this one... And after that Wolf painting I thought, "Well, what about GRAY?!" So I tried my best to mix a really nice, appealing, bright gray. Believe you me, there is just as much yellow paint in this gray and there is black paint! I think it makes a nice backdrop for the yellowish browns of this little bird.

Anyways, bla bla bla! Only TWO MORE of these paintings and I will finally shut up about them!

10" x 10" - Acrylic - November 2007