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Quinacridone Gold Comparisons – Liz Metal : Liz Metal


As talked about lately once I shared my up to date 12 color palette, the one one color that I’m particularly recommending for my Teacups Course (coming subsequent month) is Quinacridone Gold which I take advantage of primarily for gold edging.

I nonetheless use the unique Daniel Smith formulation (PO49) and the final time I in contrast it with the brand new model (PO48 PY150) I wasn’t proud of the brand new model. I felt that the inexperienced mixes have been a bit of flatter however I wished to revisit this conclusion and see if I used a bit of extra pigment in my washes I’d be happier with the outcomes. I additionally wished to check different manufacturers.

Due to this fact I created this double-page unfold in my sketchbook to check 8 totally different Quin Gold. Isn’t this an incredible web page? The colors and depth of the swatches are so yummy!

The manufacturers I examined have been (within the order that I examined them)

  • Daniel Smith (unique formulation) – PO49
  • Daniel Smith  (present model) – PO48, PY150
  • Schmincke PY150, PR101
  • Aquarius PO48, PY150
  • Winsor and Newton
  • Holbein
  • QOR
  • Michael Harding

(Observe as I’m left handed I work from proper to left)

I used to be testing three issues that relate on to the way in which I take advantage of Quin Gold:

  •  basic hue and variation from pasty (masstone) to watery – I desire a Quin Gold that may produce wealthy mid-tone burnt orange hues and likewise mild heat yellow hues
  • what kind of greens may be blended with Schmincke French Ultramarine and
  • behaviour in a wet-on-wet state of affairs – when a shadow wash is positioned adjoining to a stroke of damp/moist Quin Gold and when Quin Gold is positioned adjoining to a moist/damp shadow wash.

For teacups, this final check is essential as I just like the gold edging of a teacup to bleed right into a shadow wash.

All 8 variations carried out adequately on this regard – as you’ll discover under I did a further check for WN and SCH as that I might extra precisely check the Moist-on-wet behaviour. (It may possibly generally be onerous to maintain a constant diploma of wetness when doing numerous watercolour swatches.)

I used to be additionally shocked that my swatches executed with the unique Daniel Smith Quin Gold have been a bit of flat. However on a subsequent check, I feel that was simply because my ‘OG’ Quin Gold pan was a bit of soiled! 🙂

I’m now within the strategy of testing every of those manufacturers individually in particular person sketches.

Listed here are closeups of all of the swatches:


And right here is the extra check I did for WN and SCH.

So in abstract, if you will be doing my Teacups course, any model of Quinacridone Gold will work wonderful.

Do you presently have Quin Gold in your palette, what model do you utilize and what do you utilize it for?

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