Quinacridone Gold watercolor is a warm, earth color that has a tonal value that sits between Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna.
It is the “golden brown” in the semi-transparent non-staining watercolor palette used for the glazing technique and mixing with other colors.
Measured against a gray scale value finder, semi-transparent non-staining watercolors are generally mid-light in value ranging from 20% to a maximum of 80% value.
So, the colors in the semi-transparent non-staining category are adequate for a mid-tone palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.
Quinacridone colors leave a trace of color behind when lifted but will not stain other watercolors. So, Quinacridone Gold harmonizes very well with other pigments.
Semi-transparent non-staining watercolors have similar characteristics to transparent non-staining watercolors, but with a wider range of colors to add to a palette.
Quinacridone Gold can be layered in several glazes using other semi-transparent non-staining watercolors if each layer is allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.
COLOR MIXING WITH QUINACRIDONE GOLD WATERCOLOR
Add Sap Green to Quinacridone Gold to mix a variety of earth-tone green colors that glow and vibrate. Also, try mixing it with Green Gold.
Mix Quinacridone Gold with Permanent Mauve plus Sap Green to create interesting mid-value semi-transparent gray colors. For a darker gray, add a touch of Prussian Blue to the mix.
Quinacridone Gold can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in both the transparent and semi-transparent non-staining categories.
It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.
Mixed with semi-opaque or opaque colors, it will create a combination that is cleaner and more transparent than using only opaque colors.
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