Until recently, I've been pretty adamant about not allowing a purple or violet to take up valuable real estate in my watercolor palette. After all, it's almost too easy to mix a huge range of violets from nearly any red or rose and blue.
I was originally introduced to a form of Quinacridone Violet when Cheap Joe's offered me a tester tube of American Journey's Raw Umber Violet. Determined to keep an open mind, I boldly dipped my brush into this color and immediately found my soul mate.
Since I already had Raw Umber (PBr7) in my palette, I thought I'd give Quinacridone Violet a try. I soon learned that this transparent color comprised of PV19 (or Pigment Violet 19) is a valuable violet to have on hand. Not only do I love it with Raw Umber, but it's a great stand-alone violet as well as a congenial mixer with many pigments in my palette.
If you've been following this blog for a while, you know how I love testing colors! So let's do a watercolor comparison with several different brands of Quinacridone Violet (PV19). I'll compare their characteristics and share a video so you can see how each brand performs on various papers.
And Quin Violet in mixes... let's just say that PV19 is a miracle mixer! I'll also share a printable mixing chart with common Quin Violet mixes. Let it begin!Read More