Sometimes there is a color so beautiful it is perfect on its own. This is almost one. Above is a color study I did with Windsor Newton perylene black with different levels of permanent white added to create this gradient. I didn't even realize how many colors I was making, I simply enjoyed each color as it became a deeper shade, until it became black. I made many more 'grays' than with the other blacks, jet, ivory and lamp, so I am leaving it here so that it can be enjoyed alone- beside white. It is without comparison.