Rose Madder Genuine watercolor is a pure transparent non-staining watercolor with a crimson violet color resembling rose pink.
It is one of the “reds” in the transparent non-staining watercolor palette used primarily for the glazing technique.
Measured against a gray scale value finder, transparent non-staining watercolors are generally light in value ranging from 10% to a maximum of 70% value.
So, the colors in the transparent non-staining category are adequate for a complete palette, except for where darker passages require colors with values higher on the gray scale.
Rose Madder Genuine, like other transparent non-staining watercolors, can be lifted from a dampened watercolor paper without leaving a strong stain behind.
Rose Madder Genuine is often used as a substitute for Alizarin Crimson because it is less intense, non-staining, and more permanent than Alizarin Crimson.
COLOR MIXING WITH ROSE MADDER GENUINE WATERCOLOR
Rose Madder Genuine mixed with Aureolin creates a glowing color substitute for Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna watercolor.
It also makes beautiful, luminous washes when glazed or mixed with the other watercolors in the transparent non-staining category.
Rose Madder Genuine can also be successfully mixed with watercolors in the semi-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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To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”