Day 20 #100dayproject

The colour of the scan is wildly inaccurate but I can’t seem to fix it. I need to ring the scanner helpline (I’ve been promising myself I’ll sort it for weeks ow).

This is Golden fluid acrylics Quinacridone magenta and Teal – so much more green and purple tinged than this shows. It’s actually a lovely mix & worth remembering.

Two more days and the messed up numbering will come right!

Day 19 #100dayproject

This is Golden Fluid acrylics Benzimidazolone medium yellow and Quinacridone red. I love the Quinacridones but this is one of my least-used because it always feels a bit harsh somehow. I put it on with a dry brush through a StencilGirl stencil then dry-brushed round the edges.

The numbers are messed up but I’m away from home and can’t fix it until tomorrow. Oops!

Day 18 #100dayproject

The background of this is Quinacridone magenta and the swipe is Quinacridone nickel azo gold on one side and Turquoise (phthalo) on the other, allowed to mix in the middle. They make a nice, rich dark which has more life to it than black.

The numbering is messed up but I’m away from home and can’t fix it yet.

Day 17 #100dayproject

I love this colour combination and yet it’s one I forget to use, which is one of the reasons I decided to do colour mixing for my 100 day project. This is Golden fluid acrylic Quinacridone nickel azo gold and Turquoise (phthalo) loosely mixed. It produces such a wide variety of lovely greens – it’s a little more vivid and darker than the scan suggests.

The numbers are mucked up but I’m away from home and can’t fix it, so it’ll be wrong for a few days yet. Oops!

Day 16 #100dayproject

This is Golden fluid acrylics Benzimidalazolone medium yellow and Anthraquinone blue, then a little of the blue was wiped off through a stencil with a dry paper towel. The scanner hasn’t picked the colour up perfectly but I like the way the blue varies in depth after wiping back, and almost reads as black.

And, yes, the numbering is mixed up but I’m away from home and can’t fix it.

Day 15 #100dayproject

Golden fluid acrylics; Teal and Anthraquinone blue, wiped back through a StencilGirl stencil with a damp babywipe before the paint dried. The technique only works if you’ve prepared the paper with gesso (with one or two exceptions I won’t try to explain…). The background is darker and more blue in real life, but I’m having a few colour matching problems with the new scanner still.

Day 13 #100dayproject

This is Golden fluid acrylic Anthraquinone blue in the background. It’s one of my favourite blues – sometimes when I do a paint stocktake I discover I have 3 or 4 bottles of it (I’d hate to run out lol). The swipe is Benzimidalazolone medium yellow and Teal. I like this combination because it’s got great contrast without being totally over the top.

Day 12 #100dayproject

This is Golden fluid acrylics – the base is Quinacridone magenta and the swipe is a mix of Benzimidalazolone medium yellow and anthraquinone blue. I can remember the names of all my paints but I can *never* spell that yellow! I love this combination – it’s a little less luminous in real life, but still very eye-popping.

Day 11 #100dayproject

This is Golden fluid acrylics Quinacridone magenta and Turquoise (phthalo). I like the vivid sunset look of this; I’m a fan of all the modern quinacridone colours really. If I ever had to choose between traditional and modern colours, I’ve go for the manufactured ones every time.