Carbazole Violet is an intense, medium staining dark blue violet. Straight from the tube it is nearly black and semi opaque. It washes down to a lovely pale iris color. Daniel Smith's website has some suggestions that are worth some experimenting with: "Add Indigo to Carbazole Violet, along with Quinacridone Rose or Anthraquinoid Red. Blot, squeegee and incise damp passages to created veins, variegated passages and highlights." These are promising words for a budding botanical artist, (excuse the pun).
I "swatched this" with its watercolor stick version, as I did not have the tube formula. I have never used the watercolor sticks before and was a bit challenged by the consistency at first. I completed the rough sketch of the Agapanthus with a newfound love of the watercolor stick's ability create a thick consistency that drops into a watery wash and disperse with a magical, somewhat uncontrollable flair. I may have to buy more of them.
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