Cad Yellow

It was not my intention to feature cadmium yellow but cadmium works almost like yellow gouache so it definitely stands out in this little watercolor sketch and thus has become the color for this weeks post. This is a work completed while participating in Karen Abend Sketchbook Revival … this was a workshop featuring Shari Blaukopf as instructor.

When Cadmium Yellow was introduced around the 1840s, it was an expensive color used sparingly or flaunted by those who could afford to use it lavishly such as Monet

Today Cadmium is a permanent color with good tinting strength, considered lightfast and brilliant.

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