A few weeks ago, Peter gave me a small amount of Quinachridone Purple by Daniel Smith to try out. I painted a purple skirted Fuchsia, and said at the time that I thought parts of it were a bit heavy and the bottom half did not match the top half, as I used up all the sample and had to mix my own as near as possible. Since then I have acquired a tube of this pigment for myself and decided to have a second go at the painting, and make it appear more fragile, like the actual flowers. The painting was done on 'Leonardo' (I am determined to use it all up!) with my usual palette of colours, mainly Quinachridone Purple and Magenta, and Opera Pink.
'Fuchsia' 26cm x 36cm
Although it is great to paint sometimes with really bold watercolours, I do prefer this version.