The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 76
Quinacridone Sienna is described on the Daniel Smith website as "finer than any Burnt Sienna" and I have to agree. I was amazed by the beauty and glazing properties of this gorgeous pigment. I love quinacridone Gold which has a similar knack for jazzing up other colors when used as a light wash over a layer. What excited me was its possibilities and how it may fill my gappy space between New Gamboge and Transparent Pyrrol Orange. It does not seem to get muddy, or at least in my little quick sketch where I was trying to see what it could do by throwing colors at it that may have made other oranges give up. It didn't, it hung in there and was lovely under other colors as well. Granulates, is transparent and a clear, bright and intense pigment. Guess I should have purchased a bigger tube.
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