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Marigold and Cochineal ...7
Marigold and Cochineal on Paper
22 x 30"

The paper is alkaline, thus the cochineal turns purple on this paper, no matter what color it is in the jar or on the brush. Layers of marigold - that has dried - affords a protection from the alkalinity of the paper. Layering cochineal over the marigold allows the cochineal, which loves acidity, to remain in it's more well known hue of pinkish reds.