The ultimate test of whether I like granulation now: do I like this color that is basically just granulation?
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
Color Spotlight: Quinoxalinedione Yellow (PY213)
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.
Color Spotlight: Shell Pink
This bright, springy, pastel pink-peach is a Holbein-specific color. In terms of pigments, it’s mix made from PO73 (Pyrrol Orange) and Titanium White.
Color Spotlight: Raw Umber (PBr7)
Raw Umber is one of many earth tones made from PBr7 brown. A cool, dark brown with blue undertones.
Color Spotlight: Buff Titanium (PW6:1)
This Daniel Smith-specific color is a warm, semi-opaque, granulating light tan that turns other colors into gentle pastels. Derived from the Titanium White pigment PW6, this is a soft dove color that looks at home in landscapes.
Color Spotlight: Magnesium Brown (PY119)
This highly granulating, semi-opaque brown makes textured, naturalistic brown blends. I fell in love with this color when searching for interesting new colors to use in the desert. This one wowed me for its capacity to mix complexly textured red sandstone and olive-drab foliage.
Color Spotlight: Quinacridone Burnt Orange (PO48)
This granulating earth orange is a lovely desert color and, along with Nickel Azo Yellow, part of Daniel Smith’s mixed hue version of Quinacridone Gold.
Color Spotlight: Dioxazine Violet (PV23)
This single-pigment purple made from PV23 is sometimes called Dioxazine Violet.
An extremely staining blue-toned violet that gets very, very dark!
Color Spotlight: Neutral Tint
Neutral Tint is a transparent gray (black in masstone) that is specifically designed to be neutral: not warm, not cool, not leaning toward any other color.
Typically, Neutral Tint is made from a mix of three pigments: PBk6 (Lamp Black), PV19 (any number of quinacridone magenta/pink/rose/purple/crimson shades), and PB15 (Phthalo Blue of some sort).