Started a new round of testing of Daniel Smith’s granulating pigments as several new tubes finally arrived. This time a joint venture of CERULEAN BLUE CHROMIUM and SODALITE. I love the calm pastel nature of CHROMIUM, as opposed to intense vibrance of Phthalo blues that are a bit oversaturated for my taste. This nicely granulated and somewhat subdued color works great for me. SODALITE seems to exhibit a finer-grained texture, but I will have to push it some more to really get to know it.
I washed them over the drawing made with SCABIOSA and I’m still amazed how it’s partial bleeding adds charm to the final result, blending with colors in a way I could never achieve deliberately. To these cooler tones it infuses a beautiful supplementary glow. I need to check how it might work with warmer tones, or greens, for example.