Layers and layers of lush crimson, cobalt teal and cerulean decked out with a festive dusting of gold powder pigment. This is a detail, a snippet from one of my large  acrylic test strips and samplers. I really love these colors  as they unite, mingle together.

crimson and gold acrylics,
crimson and gold


The Permanent alizarin crimson, which I’ve applied underneath,  lays the foundation for a lovely purple to emerge once I applied the cerulean blue on top.


The crimson also creates more emphasis for the gold dust and as well as the dry dragged brush effects that I have used in the upper right section.

Applying the gold dust was a bit random.  Just a thin sliver on the palette knife’s edge hovering over the area and tapping delicately. Sensitivity was required.

Interesting mix of colors, but they merged well and created a lovely harmony in this section.


Crimson and Gold:   fun,  festive colors for Monday!