The browns of the Northern Hemisphere edge towards violet in the Southern light. In the Australian landscape violets are prolific. In deep shadows and light tree trunks there is a profusion of red or blue violets in subtle mixtures of white and earth colours.
The two Art Spectrum® Flinders Violets may be used against each other and/or intermixed. Used with whites or earth colours a whole range of peculiarly Australian hues are obtained. Both can be used in skies and clouds.
Violets are usually difficult to control because of their penetrating strength. With these two companion violets we have created colours which are easier to use and mix and yet remain permanent in the palest of glazes and tints. Named after the famous Flinders Ranges in South Australia, where these colours are at their most vibrant these two violets permeate our Australian Southern Hemisphere landscape.
Art Spectrum® Flinders Blue Violet Dark is an oil paint version of our incredibly popular pastel. This is the dark that is perfect for all of the deep shadows and “darkest darks” in painting the Australian landscape. When brushed out produces some delicate blue violets, so common in the southern hemisphere light.