Marcia Hafif
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Pencil on Paper

Acrylic Painting

An Extended Gray Scale

Oil Studies/Mass Tone

Egg Tempera


Ink Drawing

Wall Painting

Neutral Mix

Broken Color

Black Painting

Roman Painting

French Painting

Enamel on Wood

Table of Pigments

Red Painting

Glaze Painting

Acrylic Glaze Painting

Late Roman Painting

Pacific Ocean Painting

Double Glaze Painting


Pale Painting

Fresco Painting

Splash Painting

Shade Painting

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Neutral Mix

For this group of twenty-three paintings, each a different size, some vertical others horizontal, I mixed pairs of complementary pigments with white. Since pigments do not follow the rules of the color chart the resulting grays were varied. These colors were painted onto linen canvases prepared with rabbit skin glue and white lead. While the brush stroke was primarily vertical it could be slanted.

Neutral Mix: Cadmium Yellow Deep, Mars Violet, o/c, 40x48", 1976

Neutral Mix: Cadmium Red Medium, Chrome Oxide Opaque, o/c, 62x50", 1977

Neutral Mix Drawing: January 3, 1977, pencil & oil on Arches paper, 25 1/2x40"

Neutral Mix, P.S.1, NY, 1990