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.
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!