Iridescent Gold, DANIEL SMITH Original Oil Color Feature
DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Gold Original Oil, tube with gold oil paint.

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Gold Original Oil is a gorgeous, lustrous metallic gold. A true gold on its own, it’s semi-transparent so it glazes easily over other colors adding some of its iridescence as it adds a touch of gold, it also mixes beautifully with other colors.

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Gold Original Oil
Lightfastness: I(NR) – Excellent Not Rated by ASTM
Transparency: Semi-Transparent
Pigments: PW 20, Iron Oxide
Series: 3

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Gold Original Oil tube with paint coming out with Iridescent Gold Gesso

Iridescent Gold Original Oil with Iridescent Gold Gesso

 

Our Iridescent Gold Original Oil is made with the same pigment color as our Iridescent Gold Gesso so they can be used seamlessly together when painting. The Iridescent Gold Oil color when mixed with other colors helps to soften edges along the exposed Gold Gesso, and mixing also helps to integrate the Gold Gesso into the painting itself. Using the Iridescent Gold Oil by itself, can help to build back areas of Iridescent Gold Gesso that might be lost while painting.

MIXING
In the grid you can see Iridescent Gold mixed with Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green.

Across the top are:
Iridescent Gold, Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green, each color is mixed with a little bit of DANIEL SMITH Linseed Oil. Iridescent Gold is semi-transparent, both Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green are transparent, and all three allow the white of the gesso to show through in the top rectangles. In the columns going down, opaque Titanium White is mixed with the three colors with more Titanium white added as the column descends, lightening the mixed colors and making them less transparent and more opaque.

Iridescent Gold, Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green DANIEL SMITH Original Oils painted on a mixing grid

Iridescent Gold, Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green

Left Column
On the left side column is Iridescent Gold which I mixed with progressively more Titanium White as the rectangles descend. Titanium White whose opaque quality begins to tone down the iridescence a bit in the middle rectangle making the color look like a slightly iridescent golden ochre. The bottom rectangle has a lot more Titanium White mixed into the Iridescent Gold which has now lost most of its iridescence as the opaque pigment of the Titanium White covers the iridescent particles. The remaining color is a warm, creamy sand.

Middle Column
The top middle rectangle is transparent Alizarin Crimson, and in the second rectangle below, I began mixing Iridescent Gold into the Alizarin Crimson on the canvas. The addition of the red has begun to turn the color a beautiful iridescent red-gold, then more of a lustrous copper color. The third rectangle I began adding Titanium White to the mix of Iridescent Gold and Alizarin Crimson, there is some gorgeous iridescence in the mix. The fourth rectangle has more Titanium White added to the mix with some iridescence remaining. The bottom rectangle has the most Titanium White added to the mix of Iridescent Gold and Alizarin Crimson, still a bit of iridescence from a glazing brushstroke that had a bit more of the Gold on it.

Right Column
The top right rectangle is transparent Sap Green, and in the second rectangle below, I began mixing Iridescent Gold into the Sap Green on the canvas. You can see how the Sap Green is taking on a rich, golden green color with a definite gleam to it. A bit of Titanium White is mixed into the Iridescent Gold and Sap Green mix in the third rectangle which still has some luster in the new color. I continued to add progressively more Titanium White to the mix of Iridescent Gold and Sap Green in the fourth and fifth rectangles. In the fifth rectangle, there is a brushstroke glazing with a bit of the Iridescent Gold along the very bottom.

Gorgeous on its own, DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Gold Original Oil gives you a range of beautiful color mixes that no other color can give you. You’ll find it’s wonderfully useful, it’s not just for painting metallic gold!

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Gold Original Oil, tube with gold oil paint.