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, such as their ability to 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 and Pearlescent Pigments
Normally painters use white to lighten colors, but 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 Phthalo 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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- 60ml DANIEL SMITH Ultimate Acrylic Phthalo Green (blue shade)
- 60ml DANIEL SMITH Luminescent Acrylic Interference Gold
- daVinci Top-Acryl Flat #6
- Savings that make this color adventure even more exciting!