On a dark background

Solstice is just around the corner. We encourage you to take some time to draw with bright colors on a dark background. Follow the lead from contemporary artists such as Cathy Sheeter from , and Kay Lee. They perpetuate a method many would have thought had long disappeared among professional artists.

Explore the nearly lost history of pastel on velvet in Lisa Hix‘s daring article published on Collectors Weekly.

Some of our collection items are made on dark background. Like this one by Sri Dharshni, part of the Ganesh M fonds. We first notice the two black trees under the moonlight, but pay attention to the way bats fly among the stars.

Two trees at night, by Sri Dharshni, 2020. Source: CDIC-CIDE.org

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