Color Pencil on Black Paper
Painting on black paper
I prefer using  color pencils on black paper. This technique is of course
related to my kind of painting. At first it may seem curious, as normally
we think of using light paper for colors. But also the famous Dutch
painter Willem Kalf used black priming for hid wonderful still lives. You
get by this amazing light effects.  The dark ground can also make the
motive change into something related to a kind of memory instead of a
realistic portrayal.
This is totally fitting to my intention to paint at home impressions I got
during my voyages or dreamlike fantasies. As no white color pencil is
strong enough to cover black paper, I use acrylic white instead.

That you can imagine how nice the effect of a black paper painting
might be I show here one example matted and framed: