The "Swatch Test" Challenge Day 53
IRIDESCENT ELECTRIC BLUE
Iridescent Electric Blue, one of Daniel Smith's Luminescent pigments, the strongest of them and a strong peacock blue color. It is a shimmery and shiny as the other Luminescent Watercolors, reflecting light, causing it to scatter, because they are "made from mica pigment, thin transparent particles coated with highly reflective metal oxides" according to Daniel Smith.
Truthfully, I will probably not find many reasons to use iridescent colors but they are fun to play with. This painting was definitely not successful, in fact I am embarrassed to post it here, but then, this is a challenge, and I said I would learn to get past the self criticism and not worry how these turn out so much as learn from the mistakes and the playtime. And oh, by the way, those roses really were all those wild colors. They were a birthday gift from my grand babies. One of my favorite gifts of all time.
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