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Color Comparison | Side-by-Side Watercolor | Quinacridone Magneta


Quinacridone Magenta - This deep red violet disperses evenly and moves from deep darks to clear, glowing washes. Like all Quinacridones, it is an extremely lightfast organic pigment. In terms of complementary couples Quinacridone Magenta works especially well with yellow greens. Highly durable and extremely transparent, all the Quinacridone colors excel in vivid clarity and intensity.


Alizarin Crimson - A beautiful bluish-red pigment from the transparent staining family, Alizarin Crimson is listed on the basic palette of a vast majority of artists. Intense and dark in value, Alizarin Crimson mixes cleanly with most pigments to create dark mixtures and warm neutrals. A combination of Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow) and French Ultramarine with Alizarin renders a surprising range of other colors resembling everything from Burnt Sienna and Umber to Payne's Gray, while Alizarin Crimson with French Ultramarine creates an intense purple.

Permanent Alizarin Crimson - Permanent Alizarin Crimson, developed with our customers, blends pigments to produce an exceptionally lightfast red with true Alizarin Crimson character and versatility. Like classic Alizarin, it is vibrant, non-granulating, medium staining and very transparent, with the undeniable advantage of permanence. Try a rich and bold application or a blush of crimson color in a light wash, we know you'll love this beautiful shade.

Quinacridone Rose - Quinacridone Rose, with its red-violet color, lends itself to fabulous purples. Try with Indigo for deep dusty purples, or Indanthrone Blue for rich, clear purples. Quinacridone Rose can be mixed with Quinacridone Sienna or Burnt Orange in dilute wash states to create fleshtones or convincing sunsets.

Mayan Violet - Enjoy a saturated fuchsia with a rich tone and velvet finish. This stunning watercolor revives the bold color used by the ancient Mayan people to adorn their murals and sculpture. Specially formulated in the Daniel Smith lab, based on methods used in ancient Mayan chemistry, this exquisite color has a new life on your palette. A luscious, deep fuchsia, it's perfect for landscapes and shadows.

Quinacridone Violet - Disperses evenly with slight granulation and moves from deep darks to clear, glowing washes. Like all Quinacridones, it is an extremely lightfast organic pigment. In terms of complementary couples, Quinacridone Violet mixes best with a cleaner primary green.

Rose of Ultramarine - See all items from Daniel Smith Product Description This exciting blend mixes Quinacridone Rose and Ultramarine Blue. The blue settles as the rose floats, creating a vibrant, dimensional purple. For those artists who "always mix their own purples", this unique, otherwise unattainable separation is worth exploring. Juxtapose Rose of Ultramarine with pure Phthalo Blue RS for fun and effect.




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