Marcia Hafif
The Inventory: Paintings

Pencil on Paper

Acrylic Painting

An Extended Gray Scale

Oil Studies/Mass Tone

Egg Tempera

Watercolor

Ink Drawing

Wall Painting

Neutral Mix

Broken Color

Black Painting

Roman Painting

French Painting

Enamel on Wood

Red Painting

Glaze Painting

Acrylic Glaze Painting

Late Roman Painting

Pacific Ocean Painting

Double Glaze Painting

TGGT

Pale Painting

Fresco Painting

Splash Painting

Shade Painting


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Black Painting

Remembering a professor's advice that the way to make the most beautiful black was not with black pigment but with a mix of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber I used the procedure that began with Broken Color working all over the canvas mixing each brush full of these two colors as I went and ending when a dense covering produced "the most beautiful black."





Black Painting I: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, o/c, 84x78", 1979






Black Painting II: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, o/c, 84x78", 1979






Black Painting IV: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, o/c, 84x78", 1980






Black Painting VI: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, o/c, 84x78", 1980






Black Painting VIII: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, o/c, 78x84", 1980