You know, last year about this time I was working on the color pink, too, and finally had enough sense to give it up.
Sigh. No longer an option. I have to work this out, or it will drive me nuts!
I tried using Sennelier Cobalt Violet Rose, which is a WONDERFUL shade of light pink that is very clear. One of the best light pinks I've worked with -- except that, being Sennelier, it has that honey texture to the binder, and then it lifted very easily when I did another wash over it. I mixed in some DS quin magenta and some quin violet -- and finally tried a bit of Sennelier Tyrian Pink (which is nearly as horrible as Opera, but not so blue -- sorry to all of you Opera lovers out there, but the blue in it makes the backs of my eyeballs itch...) And then there was a terrible chemical reaction when I added some blues to make things dark, and everything pushed away from everything else and weird things started happening, so I quit with the paint.
As horrible as it was, I didn't worry too much, because I figured it could be fixed in the end by adding ink.
Not at all.
In no universe, known or unknown.
Oh well. Tomorrow is another day.