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 Iridescent colors which reflect light directly, like a mirror, resulting in intense color and sheen.
Changing Hue with Iridescents
Each of the luminescent pigments shines with reflected light, adding instant brightness to mixtures. When mixing with iridescent pigments it is important to account for this added light as well as the hue of your mixing color. For example, a mixture of gold or ochre and red in standard colors results in orange. When Iridescent Gold is mixed with Permanent Red the result is a shimmering coral shade. Two transformations are at play in this mixture—the red is warmed by the gold creating red-orange and, at the same time, we’re seeing reflected gold light that brightens the entire mixture.
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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