The beauty of Quinacridone pigment

Quinacridone pigment was not discovered until 1955, but the actual compound was first discovered in 1896. These Quinacridone pigments are transparent, strong in colour and are very stable with a lot of good resistance to many factors, including light, heat and solvents. Quinacridone colours have been very popular with abstract artists in particular, due to intensity and vibrancy of the colours. 

There are three Quinacridones in our Loxley Watercolour Range. They are Quinacridone Violet, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Lilac.

Quinacridone Violet is great for making purples and dark blues when it is mixed with Phthalo Green, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, and viridian. This pigment is made with PV19, which is very lightfast, semitransparent, and very dark valued. 

Quinacridone Gold is a popular artist pigment. The pigment is brighter than most of the earth yellow pigments, and gives a gorgeous glow when added to a painting. It also adds versatility with its mixing capabilities and glazing. Also, it is extremely transparent and highly durable. 

Quinacridone Lilac lies between Magenta Rose and Quinacridone violet within the Loxley colour range. It excels in intensity and vivid clarity. Our Quinacridone Lilac has the slightest blue tone in it and is often used for floral paintings. 

Quinacridone Rose is red-violet colour which powerful and transparent. It is also highly durable, and vibrant, making it an excellent colour to use in a read palette along with a warmer red.

Quinacridone Rose is a useful colour to have when mixing. Try mixing Quinacridone Rose with Indanthrone Blue for a deep, rich purple or Quinacridone Sienna for a stunning sunset. 

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