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Stephanie Storey

Stephanie Storey


For my niece’s 14th birthday, I gave her a bunch of paints. No white. No black. Just a bucket of colors. I wanted to teach her that when life offers what seems to be a black and white choice, oftentimes, you can choose a color instead… When Leonardo da Vinci was painting The Last Supper he used an experimental fresco technique so he could apply ultramarine (a bright blue made from lapis) to the wall (ultramarine counteracted with traditional fresco). Vincent van Gogh was mocked for his bright color palette, but today, it’s what we love the most. Every great artistic mind figures out a way to use more color…