Many of nature's most fascinating subjects hide among the camouflage of the forest floor, waiting to be discovered by a keen observer. Some are craggy and wizened, others cute as a button. Mysterious mycelium bloom showing splendid toadstools and fanciful fairy rings—each specimen more unique than the last. Daniel Smiths’ new Woodland Mushroom Triad is the perfect trio of watercolor to capture the look and personality of the marvelous mushroom.
Start your study with Sicklerite Genuine, a naturally occurring mineral that produces a lush brown watercolor paint. Add Lunar Red Rock, an earthy russet ideal for coloring caps and adding spots. Top off your painting with Duochrome Desert Bronze—this luminescent watercolor shifts and sparkles to bring a little magic to your work.
Sicklerite Genuine is a PrimaTek pigment, ground from a natural mineral source of Sicklerite and milled to produce watercolor paint. This beautiful brown granulates to add texture and interest to your watercolor works. At full strength, use this dark brown to define the shape and shadows of your mushroom study. Light washes are perfect for buff-colored caps and stems.
Lunar Red Rock is an exciting, textural watercolor that dries with a velvety matte finish. In washes this pigment moves freely though the water, settling into your paper with pronounced granulation. A rich mahogany tone at full strength, this watercolor can be diluted to a soft, earthy rose and used as a wash or glaze. Add a rich stroke of Lunar Red Rock for maximum impact or use gentle glazes for a sweet glow.
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Triad 'Woodland Mushroom' Video