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Making Art on a Black Surface: from Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks

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Making Art on a Black Surface: from Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks

Art: Kristena West M.A. 2005 “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”  Leonardo da Vinci When I make art/sketches every day for my online art store, I love working on black charcoal paper. Black fills in the background so you don't have to work so hard, it helps whatever you do.  When I teachWomenSpirit classes, I give the students black craft paper,  it's in-expensive and has a "tooth" so media grabs at it. When I told the (adult) women that the paper was...

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