Genuine Quinacridone Gold Watercolor, PO49 Pigment
An artisanal handmade watercolor from Della Magna Watercolors, Genuine Quinacridone Gold or PO49 is a golden yellow pigment that is well-loved due to its promise of permanence and wonderful transparency. Although a non-essential pigment, Genuine Quinacridone Gold is a popular choice among watercolorists due to its vivid display and versatility.
Stunning on its own, PO49 is an effective value modifier. Aside from moody sunset and glorious landscape scenes, PO49 works well with blue pigments such as Indanthrone Blue (PB60) and Ultramarine Blue (PB29) to produce dramatic greens. Or even Genuine Fra Angelico Blue for heritage green tones! It is also common to hear that artists are enamored with Genuine Quinacridone Gold as a Raw Sienna alternative.
- PIGMENT. PO49
- LIGHTFASTNESS. 8/8
- TRANSPARENCY. Transparent
- TINTING STRENGH. Medium
- GRANULATION. Non-granulating
- BRAND. Della Magna Watercolors
As a single pigment, real Quinacridone Gold delivers an unmatched clarity or purity of tone that is impossible to replicate by mixing several pigments. Nowadays, Genuine PO49 is only accessible through artisanal handmade watercolor studios such as Della Magna Watercolors.
History of Genuine Quinacridone Gold, PO49 Pigment
Global production for PO49 ceased in 2001 and by 2018, the only brand that had the remaining stock eventually ran out.
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