The triad I played with this weekend is one I came up with on my own. I like it, but…it includes Rose of Ultramarine. A beautiful color, but only Lightfast II. Some still consider that lightfast enough, but you use it at your own risk, lol! Rose of Ultramarine is a two tone color that lays down as rosy violet. However, it granulates, and the particles that settle are Ultramarine Blue–so you get a lovely violet with blue specks. You control the effect to some extent by the amount of water you use. Laid down as pure pigment, you get a darkish purple.
Instead of doing the last step of painting circle over circles, I decided to try the Splash technique show in
Watercolor Without Boundaries with Karlyn Holman, Part 1. I got some interesting effects, but found it harder to control than shown in the video. As always, practice, practice, practice is the key!
And, after I did it, I coulda kicked myself. I wanted to show you the Rose of Ultramarine effect, and the splashes kind of hid it!