Introducing luminescent pigments to your palette brings more to your painting than shimmer and shine. What many artists have discovered is that while these pigments do possess reflective qualities, they also add dimension, brightness and tone to your paintings when mixed with standard colors.
This set examines the properties of Interference colors which refract and scatter light; they take on different hues depending on where the light is striking and the viewer’s point of view.
Adding Light with Interference
Normally painters use the white of their paper in a wash to lighten colors. By mixing a standard pigment with an interference color you’ll lighten your color, add brightness and add an additional reflective hue. For example, mixing Hooker’s Green (a saturated green color) with Interference Gold transforms the green in three ways. The most distinctive change is a lighter value of green. Additional brightness is a result of the reflected light coming from the mixture. Finally, Interference Gold changes the overall hue in this mixture, adding gold tones and shifting the color to a slightly warmer green shade. The effect is subtle but unforgettable.
Each luminescent pigment has its own hue and properties that create an expansive range of color choices for painters. In addition to pigment hue, or color, luminescent paint can also be described by four pigment types—iridescent, interference, duochrome and pearlescent.
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- 15ml DANIEL SMITH ExtraFine Watercolor Hooker's Green
- 15ml DANIEL SMITH Luminescent Watercolor Interference Gold
- daVinci Cosmotop Round #5
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