Iridescent Ruby a soft metallic pink, is part of the DANIEL SMITH Luminescent Watercolors collection. It reflects light, causing it to scatter. Just like a couple of days ago when I tried Duochrome Cabo Blue, I started out wondering why I might use this color at all, considering the fact that I paint mostly things from nature. But to Daniel Smith's point in their sales pitch for this color, nature does have "optical surprises" that show up in bird feathers, insects, fish and shells. The Luminescent colors, with their sparkly, shimmering transparency, create snow, ice, slug trails and dew. I found the color underlying all that shimmer very appropriate for the dusky sunset during one of our summer fires storms. The copper sky and the streetlights that pierced through all the smoke were captured well with this heavy granulator. While it may not be one of my "go to" colors, this was fun. and yes, a challenge for sure.
“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.