Inherited Colour – More life drawing

I’ve rediscovered colour inherited from my father. When I was little I used to sit for hours and watch him paint Mandala’s with liquid watercolours. In my own art box, which I’ve been using recently for life drawing, I discovered a bottle of Luma Color that probably  dates from 1970. A dark and succulent olive green, shimmering and glistening in its dropper-topped bottle. A time capsule of colour that somehow has survived undiluted and un-evaporated. These liquid watercolours have a luminosity that is quite rare and they stay wet long enough for the colour to be merged and spread across the paper; regular coloured inks tend to dry quickly making them harder to work with. They give a sense of sweep and movement to life drawing.


















About Ptolemy Mann

Ptolemy Mann is a textile artist, designer and architectural colour consultant
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2 Responses to Inherited Colour – More life drawing

  1. Wow. Your sketches are gorgeous and those liquid water colours are superb, even though they’re 30 years old!

  2. I like the: “Important: Shake Well” instruction!

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