Cadmium sulfide

C is for Cadmium

Cadmium is an element and a metal that was discovered in the early 1800s by two German scientists. It wasn’t developed for use as a pigment until the mid 1800s, but has since proven itself to be a strong vibrant and reliable source of yellow through to red pigments.

Read More
Alizarin crimson

A is for Alizarin

In the foreground above you can see my Matisse Brilliant Alizarin. In the middle you can see my Golden Alizarin Crimson Hue. The colours are not the same. The equal to Golden in Matisse is the Deep Rose Madder that I have equally fallen in love with. My watercolours by Windsor and Newton have followed the Matisse preference for colour. So which of these is truly Alizarin?

Read More
Blogging A to Z April 2013 Challenge

An A to Z of Colour

This year I have decided to do the A to Z of colour. Not just about the colours themselves, but as the tools of our trade. I’m researching how the colours we use came about, their history, their many names, their properties and how we use them.

Read More
Stone Wisteria WIP2

Stone Wisteria – Artful Creations Day 26

It is amazing how the simplest thing can influence the direction of a painting. A friend of mine took one look at a WIP of mine and mentioned that it reminded her of wisteria. My brain latched onto the idea and now my abstract, random, I-don’t-know-what-it-is painting is now wisteria 😀 Thank you my dear friend.

Read More
Page 10 of 39« First...89101112...2030...Last »