Shades of Grey

This past week I was entirely absorbed in the studio production in search for that perfect shade of grey. Grey is an intermediate color between black and white. It is a neutral or achromatic colour, meaning literally that it is a colour "without colour”. Grey can be cool or of warm depending on the added hue. Adding little red will make a warmer grey, and adding a little blue will make for a cooler silver grey.

I like to deal with grey pallet both in direct painting and in my printmaking practice. Grey is defiantly the most complex colour to deal with as it is easy to turn it into muddy choky looking colour which kills painting. At the same time grey is the one that has the most potential, with its infinite shades. I learned that the intensity of any colour will depend on the amount of grey around it. The supportive role of grey is fascinating, it sets the stage for other colours to sing.