The watercolor "The frog and the goldfish" by Martine Jacobs is made with mother-of-pearl paint. This paint contains tiny particles of metals, such as silver, gold or aluminum, that reflect light and create an iridescent glow. As a result, the colors of the watercolor may appear different in different lighting.
This effect is clearly visible in Jacobs's watercolor. The goldfish is also painted with mother-of-pearl paint, but in a golden hue. This causes the fish to glisten in the sunlight.
The use of mother-of-pearl paint gives the watercolor a magical, fairytale-like appearance. The iridescent colors of the frog and fish seem to dance in the light. The watercolor is a beautiful example of the artistic possibilities of pearl paint.
Here are some specific examples of how the color intensity of the watercolor can change with different lighting:
• In direct sunlight, the golden hues of the frog and fish will stand out even more.
• In indirect sunlight, the silvery tones of the frog's skin will become more prominent.
• At twilight, the colors of the watercolor will appear soft and dreamy.
So it is always a surprise how the watercolor will appear depending on the lighting conditions.
Frame size 73cm x 53cm
inner size 70cm x 50cm
Framed with passepartout