Monday’s Crimson and Gold

crimson and gold acrylics,

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!






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31 thoughts on “Monday’s Crimson and Gold

  1. I needed these colours: What a delightful sight for heart and eyes to ponder upon!!..i just wanted to let you know how delightful this greeting is to me. I love these ” roYal colours Debi .. Crimson – purple and of course Gold!!… Dare I mention also- they are ” ancient colours” … As mentioned through out history? Well, tired and all , that is where my heart is tonight and now I can add colour to my resting time!!..Tomorrow I will be out at the ” art store” – to pick up some last minute Stocking stuffer for my grand children ! Lol. Loved your list!…. As always – more Seasons ‘ s greetings- joanne

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  2. Snippets are so often the best and these are definitely festive in every way. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead full of colour, joy and good cheer with family and friends 🙂

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    1. thank you for your lovely comment! I thought your website was great 🙂 and realise the more I learn, the more I realise I Have To Learn! there is always a lot more…. keeps me on my toes LOL


    1. thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the image, looking forward to painting more in the more abstracted direction this year! cheers, Debi


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