Colour of the month: Lemon07/20/2022 |
Yellow is a primary colour and cannot be mixed from other colours. But there are variations in the temperature of the colour. Lemon, for example, has a cool undertone. This is clearly visible when it’s next to cadmium yellow, which radiates more warmth. Lemon is not only ideal for painting citrus fruits, it forms part of the basic palette for lots of artists. The colour is excellent for lightening blue shades in the direction of greener hues. With a little bit of lemon, you can turn cyan into a fresh turquoise green.
In the KREUL colour palette, lemon is available as a SOLO GOYA Acrylic. The colour is semi-transparent, that is the surface underneath shines through if you paint over an area in lemon. The colour is therefore often used for colour washes. On a white surface, lemon shines in its full glory. Thanks to its creamy consistency, the paint is easy to apply. It dries fast and matt – perfect for rounding off acrylic artwork with added layers of colour. What about a colour harmony that brings a bit of cool in summer? In SOLO GOYA Acrylic there are numerous shades of blue that are perfect for combination with lemon.
Light summer art doesn’t always have to be on canvas. Lemon is a fantastic colour for cheerful artwork on paper. As bright yellow lettering, lemon is a real eye-catcher on white watercolour paper. Add a little water, and the intense ink soon floats off into a softer light yellow. Perfect for lemon-coloured watercolour backgrounds. It’s great that a colour can inspire creativity in many ways. We see lemon as a must-have for artists. We supply the colour in many different forms: As liquid acrylic paint in SOLO GOYA Triton Acrylic, as a paste-like acrylic paint in KREUL el Greco Acrylic, as acrylic ink in KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink and as a KREUL Triton Acrylic Marker.