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Val Cox Painter’s Series – Montmartre

Montmartre

Appearing to be illuminated from within, this one pairs Gaffer’s Purple Rose with a blend of golden transparents. Destined to become a classic.

Painting by Camille Pissarro.

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Amy’s notes:

This is a truly amazing, and very unique blend of frit. The combination of mostly transparents with a bit of opaque makes for a really magical effect. It does some cool things when layered over opaque bases, but on transparents (even just plain clear) it is exceptional. It really does seem to be lit from within – so much depth and vibrancy. It encased beautifully and I didn’t have any issues with incompatability using 104 Lauscha clear to encase.

Here are my results:


Encased Jewel Tones
Val Cox Montmartre frit encased in Lauscha clear.


Encased Golden Glow
Val Cox Montmartre frit encased in Lauscha clear with silver foil


Jewel Tone Swirls
Val Cox Montmartre frit swirled in and speckled on Moretti 004 Transparent Clear


Clown Car
Val Cox Montmartre frit on a base of Moretti 204 Pastel White


Tropical Fish
Val Cox Montmartre frit on a base of Moretti 082 Transparent Pale Lavender and Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green


Jewel Thief
Val Cox Montmartre frit on a base of Moretti 082 Transparent Pale Lavender and Moretti 266 Opal Yellow with silvered ivory stringer

And finally, here are my paddle tests of this blend. It doesn’t demonstrate the 104 palette in full by any means, but gives a pretty good idea of how the blend reacts with a variety of colours.