I had no idea what granulating paint was until I began using watercolors. And you have to know or you get wonky things happening that you didn’t want, like the funny paint around Frank’s nose, below. Notice how most of the colors are smooth, but there is this odd granulation around his nose? I should have used Lamp Black or Ivory black, but I used a granulating black, and it left that odd texture.
Daniel Smith’s Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, right, was combined with Daniel Smith’s Hematite, both granulating. This means that there is a ground separation that is left behind when the water evaporates. Now that I know this, I will work with these qualities.
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