Black as Base...

A quote started it…“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” Leonardo da Vinci

There is a lively discussion on Facebook right now about using black as a base coat over the canvas, before starting a painting….

I agree with Da Vinci and sometimes use black as a base coat even in Watercolour

What do you think? Is it a good idea?
Have you used black as a base coat in any medium? Oils, Acrylics, Pastel, Watercolour, Photography?
If not what colour do you use
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