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Val Cox Painter’s Series – Victoria

Victoria

As dramatic as a rocky shore under a full moon, this one pairs soft grays with watery blues. You’ll be delighted with its versatility. Fuss free.

Painting by Winslow Homer.

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Amy’s notes: This blend really made me think of stormy seas and rocky shores. I live on Vancouver Island, which is actually quite a large island, but nonetheless we have always lived very near beaches and I have always felt very connected to the water. In fact, I live in a city named Victoria, so this blend has some extra meaning for me. I found it encased beautifully with Lauscha (although I am probably going to be switching to a 96 clear for encasing 96 frits in general, just to avoid incompatibility frustration as some of the 96 blends are less forgiving – I will talk about that more later – at any rate, the beads shown here were encased in Lauscha). I did find this blend extremely versatile. It is especially lovely with all the greens and blues and grays I could try it with, and it changes its mood a bit depending on what it is placed with. Really really lovely. Here are my results!


Val Cox Victoria frit on a base of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine, encased with Lauscha clear.


Val Cox Victoria frit on a base of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine, with silver foil, encased in Lauscha clear


Beachcombing
Val Cox Victoria frit on a base of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine


Deeper Waters
Val Cox Victoria frit on Moretti 026 Tranparent Teal


Nautical
Val Cox Victoria frit on Moretti 034 Transparent Light Aquamarine


Rocky Beach
Val Cox Victoria frit swirled in and speckled on on Moretti 004 Transparent Clear


Tide Pools
Val Cox Victoria frit on Moretti 084 Transparent Light Grey


Rocky Waters
Val Cox Victoria frit on Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine and Moretti 232 Pastel Light Turquoise


Stormy Shore
Val Cox Victoria frit on Moretti 088 Transparent Dark Grey and Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green

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.