This entry was originally posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012
Although there is black watercolor paint available and I do know a few watercolor artists that use black, I prefer to mix my blacks.
I find that the black that comes out of the tube is a flat, dead black. There is no life or light to it. The black makes your paper look like it has a hole in it.
Mixing your blacks or darkest darks gives you the flexibility to create depth. You can make a warm or cool dark, and allows for a richness that is not found in a tube black.