Experimenting with color combinations seems to be my fall back. I watched an artist using Green Gold in her work, and I had to try it. Now I am not so sure. It seems sort of neon when scanned. And it is “dirty” looking if you are heavy-handed with it.
You can see in #6, at the top of the green gold, I had too much pigment on my brush. From these little experiments, I have learned I will need to mix a batch of this color, so I can be sure it is completely diluted and fully mixed.
Another color I fell in love with is Quinacridone Gold. Simone Nijboer often uses it in her work, and I love how her palette pops. Turquoise, Q. Gold, Black and white. With this color I find that it scans close to neon as well. Brighter than it seems in person. And it can look a little “dirty” as well. And maybe that is not the right word.
Both Green Gold and Quinacridone Gold are intense. I might be more fond of them in smaller quantities. I do love them on the palette, and wet on the paper!