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Ray Fran Grow (Arid Version), 2011-2012. Mixed media and collage on panel, 24 x 24”.

Ray Fran Grow (Module Version), 2011-2012. Mixed media and collage on panel, 24 x 24”.

Ray Fran Grow (Machine Version), 2011-2012. Mixed media and collage on panel, 24 x 24”.

Base Module Section, 2011-2012. Acrylic and collage on panel, 10 x 10”.

Sectioned and Revealed, 2011-2012. Acrylic and collage on panel, 8 x 8”.

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271 Years Before Pantone

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” mixed and Described every color imaginable in an 800-page book. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. 

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Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, 1821


A colour chart like this would have been an essential part of a Naturalist’s kit for accurately recording colours in sketches for later paintings. Colours also fade after specimens are collected particularly if they are preserved in alcohol so notes recording colour when specimens are fresh are important. 

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Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, 1821

A colour chart like this would have been an essential part of a Naturalist’s kit for accurately recording colours in sketches for later paintings. Colours also fade after specimens are collected particularly if they are preserved in alcohol so notes recording colour when specimens are fresh are important.