February 2023 Monthly Retrospective

Goal Updates In January, I set a February goal and prompty forgot it! Evidently, I was supposed to not spend money, but I did. I bought a few paints. Oh well. On the plus side, I did cancel all my monthly fees/classes (Kolbie Blume’s Artist Co-op, Claire Giordano’s Adventure Art Academy, Skillshare). I’ve enjoyed all … Read more

Color Spotlight: Quinacridone Sienna

I think what attracts me so much to this earth tone is that it’s so bright it’s practically not an earth tone. It’s somewhere between a slightly muted red-orange and an extraordinary bright alternative to Burnt Sienna. I did this from a dot card, so it’s less intense that it would be if I’d had … Read more

What’s the difference between Hansa Yellow Deep (PY65) and Isoindolinone Yellow Deep (PY110)?

These two deep yellows are very similar in hue, so what’s the difference? I find Hansa Yellow Deep (this Daniel Smith one, at least) to be slightly more yellow, where as the Holbein Isoindolinone Yellow Deep that I tested is slightly more orangey. If I’m squinting, HYD looks more dull in masstone but brighter in … Read more

Color Spotlight: Quinoxalinedione Yellow (PY213)

Greenleaf & Blueberry – Quinoxalinedione Yellow

You can see from the heading written on here that I have a really hard time spelling this color name! This primary yellow from my Greenleaf & Blueberry hand-poured CMYK set has a pigment I’ve never seen before, so I thought I’d make a new color spotlight page for it.

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