A new colour 'thanks' to Robyn!!!
Handprint site says about this
"PB 74 Winsor & Newton cobalt blue deep is the most saturated of the paints listed here; it keeps its deep warm hue even when applied full strength; it also has a lovely gentle flocculation that appears in all mixed greens, blues and violets made with it. I sometimes prefer PB73/74 to ultramarine: it is just as lightfast but is less transparent, shows very little color shift as it dries, and creates a wonderful downy granulation in mixtures. It mixes perfectly with other cobalt pigments, providing a complete range of blue and green shades with the same textural and handling attributes. The only drawback: like ultramarine, cobalt blue deep will fade if exposed to mild acids (fresh lemon juice or vinegar may be strong enough)."
Early days of testing...but I AM liking what I am seeing with this new colour. A few mixes on the left and then trying to use it in normal Liz sketching style.
I have successfully weaned myself off my addiction to W&N Burnt Sienna. I have found a number of more saturated paints in Daniel Smith (some too strong!) and am currently enjoying MaimeriBlu's Transparent Mars Brown (PR101 - the same pigment as W&N. Most other 'burnt siennas' are PBr7 are opaque) I also perhaps should try MMB Transparent Mars Red (also PR101) as well. Don't worry I plan to do a page of my Burnt Sienna explorations soon as I am not sure which paint i am going to take with me on my trip
Preparing for Barcelona - As many of you know, I am booked to go to the Urban Sketchers symposium in Barcelona in July. So as part of my 'trip prep' I am reading up as much histor...
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