Discovering luminescent watercolors

On a recent shopping trip to Daniel Smith Art Supply, I lucked into a hands-on demo of their line of luminescent watercolors. While experimenting with shimmer paint and duochromes and pearlescent colors was fun, the iridescent colors really caught my attention. When dropped into a wash of quinacridone burnt orange, three of the colors – sunstone, Aztec gold and copper – resembled the look of sunlight on a sleek chestnut-colored horse. I’m definitely looking forward to trying these in a full painting!