I hear you wondering WHAT is granulating? Granulating means that the paint breaks up into granules. The green agatite square is a really good example of this.
L-R Piemonite, Hematite, Green Agatite
on Fabriano Artistico Hot Press
I own a tube of these three and just love them. I use them ALOT.
L-R Hematite, Green Agatite, Burnt Tiger, Amethyst
in Square Handprint Watercolor Journal
So what do I use them for???
So here are some things I like to paint with them...Trees!! Noses on dogs! Eyes! Brindle fur!
Some things I don't like painting with them - washes that you want a consistent color or black labs that you want a consistent black color.
Daniel Smith Primateks
Several of them are sparkly....the Kyanite, Fuchite and the Suglite. Hmm do you think Daniel Smith would give me a set of them so I can experiment and report back to you?? A girl can hope right??!
The best deal is to buy a set direct from Daniel Smith but some of them are well priced on Amazon. They are also widely available at fine art supply stores now.
Thanks for looking!!