A durable, staining azo pigment, Bordeaux is a velvety wine color. Its slightly granular, semi-transparent properties work well with blotting, misting and salt application techniques. Replace lifeless, muddy mixtures with this pigment! Try painting a scattering of cranberries with Bordeaux mixed with small touches of Anthraquinoid Red or French Ultramarine. Blot highlights and when dry, add details such as blossoms or stem ends of berries. Then add a connective shadow.