The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 55
IRIDESCENT AZTEC GOLD
Iridescent Aztec Gold, another of Daniel Smith's Luminescent colors, is a metallic, earthy, warm gold. The Iridescent watercolors, reflect light, and their transparent quality adds sparkle and shine. So am I converted yet? As the description on the Daniel Smith website elaborates, there are plenty of examples in nature that shimmer and reflect light, but I haven't many opportunities to use these pigments. They are best on black paper or over dark colors. I have to admit, this one was a lot of fun. I was fortunate to see the Preston Singletary exhibit a while ago at the Tacoma Museum of Glass . In particular, the exhibit named the "World of Daylight", where this glass sculpture stood, was incredible. And to be able to come anywhere close to capturing the metallic and colored glass hues may not have been possible without Iridescent Aztec Gold.
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