Ah, behold my mighty nine incher(s). These were originally painted a few years ago, maybe 2009 or 2010 at the latest. I was developing two particular application techniques, one of which was specific to a deep quinacridone yellow/gold color. I had stuffed them into a book for safekeeping during a move and lost track of them until recently... #yupo#watercolor#painting#quinacridone#abstract#fire#lava#inferis#doot
Swatches from the #mgrahamwatercolors Quinacridone Quintet set that arrived in my fall #watercolorsnacks box today. I'll soon snap some comparisons to the corresponding Daniel Smith colors I have... but I'm especially intrigued in how these mix with other colors. Much playing and mixing and experimenting soon to come now that I have plenty of reds, an earth yellow, and a cool blue in M Graham! .
Never thought I would be a little obsessed with pink watercolor. I actually bought a big tube of holbein quinacridone pink and I don't regret it. I have a bunch of other bugs in that color. They're unpopular but I love them 😝
Painted with watercolor then scanned and background was digitally removed
Quinacridone Watercolors! Daniel Smith was the first manufacturer to use the high-performance Quinacridone pigments for artists paints. Quinacridone pigments were developed for the automotive industry which requires extremely lightfast and durable paints. The Quins are known for their brilliant color and for their luminous transparency which make them wonderful for watercolors. @danielsmithartistsmaterials
It has been a hectic week... with much potential... time to let it go and forge ahead... your past doesn't define who you can be tomorrow... it just helps you discover who you really are... TGIF!
Check out this gorgeous quinacridone gold and sepia from Winsor & Newton, which I splurged on from my happy place @stickerrific
Psssttt.... there's an art jam there on Merdeka Day with @briantaihh 2pm! Let's go!
It’s time to get back to unfinished work. Sometimes painting is relaxing then I get stuck in a rut. Painting requires obsession for me so if a break is needed I take longer than usual until the obsession arises again. Working with Quinacridone Magenta is just so rewarding though because it’s rich. Golden sells other pure pigment acrylics, but they are pricey. Working in oil would be my next feat and also requires a studio soley for painting. My next project is to clean out that 3rd bedroom again that stores everything. I mean EVERYTHING. Cleaning can be a struggle and remembering trinkets that I just can’t part with. I’ll keep trying. I may need help lol.
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