Wednesday, June 16, 2010

#17 Quin Nickel Azo Gold, I Just Can't Quit You


#17 Another colour exploration in the sister journals. This time my favourite paint colour, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold. I got turned onto this when I picked it up as a supply for Julie Prichard's Layer Love class. It was love at first squeeze. (hmm, that sounds dirtier than I'd intended...but the alternative is "love at first stroke". Worse I think, eh?) I love the way it transforms other colours (especially phthalo blue). I love the way it can give an aged, grungy look, without diminishing the light and brightness of the piece. I love the way it can have so many different characters...from rich to dirty...dark and moody to warm and glowing. Love, love, love.

And I never ever would have guessed at its magical, transformative properties, just seeing that innocuous looking orange-ish stripe across the Golden tube. This is one you have to play with to really see what it does.

And now, I am off to a party at my sons' school. Their last SOS group meeting (social skills group for kids on the Autism Spectrum) this year. There are 5 of them in the group, all boys, all in Grade 4. They are a fascinating bunch of kids, and I am genuinely looking forward to there will be cupcakes.


  1. best.cupcakes EVER! Michael's has some Paula Deen cupcake cup things in the coolest colours. I couldn't resist. they were in the back with all the cheapy stuff; $1.50, I think.

    Awesome layering in the painting. Wow. Do I want to take her class now. Wait. You teach me!
    Demo - De-mo De-mo!!! (chants away to find chocolate.

    Great job, best mom ever!

  2. I'm with you on the Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, discovered that when I first got into art journaling last year! I just nicely signed up for the Layer Love class and hope to begin them shortly.
    LOve this page, it's wonderfully aged and interesting with it's layers. And your SOS cupcakes and gathers sounds yummy all way around!

  3. I haven't visited your blog for a while, love quin nickel too. Your work is lovely, I scrolled back through several posts. Enjoying your pieces immensely.


    ...wait, did you say something else?? =p

    this gold paint stuff is very cool--luffs the creations as per usual, but even more that that, i adore your excitement =D

  5. Evangeline..I've been tied up all week editing video...and you've been cranking out some really fantastic art!!


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