I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable, more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.

Franz Kafka

I like iridescent colors and therefore use iridescent paints and inks quite frequently. I like to use them in my abstract paintings with glimpses for example of shimmering butterfly or bird wings, where, as I change my eye position for viewing, the iridescent colors change as well. I love the prismatic effects of iridescent colors and the way their hues alter as I shift ever so slightly, to a different viewpoint.

Iridescent colors are simply a result of how the light interacts with a shape. Bubbles are iridescent: think of the soap bubbles you blew as a kid or the soap bubbles in your bathtub. My character Gumptious in my WORLD OF GLIMPSE blows wonderful, iridescent bubbles:

 

Do you know…
I can bubbulate
anything!
I can create
everything…

I can create
bubble squares,
weighted and calibrated.
I can create
wedge-edge chairs,
innovatively created.

I can create
a bubble bed
designed entirely in my head.
I can create
lollipops–
for candy and bauble shops.

 

Iridescent paints give contrast on a canvas. You can mix and layer them with interference paints for effects that can be brilliant and stunning – almost fluorescent, especially when you mix interference paints with darker valued pigments because then you get intense iridescent colors. I love using iridescent and interference paints because of their shimmer, their lustrous quality and the surprising and compelling variations of their aesthetic effects. They have an energy that I find both inviting and, at the same time, infinite because of their ever-changing visual performances. 

Under the fine rain I breathe in the innocence of the world. I feel coloured by the nuances of infinity. At this moment, I am one with my picture. We are an iridescent chaos.

Paul Cezanne

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