A collection of 3 Ozark pigments in large, removable 26 mm metal pans in a reusable magnetized case.
All colors in this set are earth pigments and light fast, and came from a single stone that was half red and half black.
This is the portion that settled most quickly when the pigment was washed. It is of the red part of the stone. It has more texture and grit than the Lites. The luxurious rich color stains and so doesn’t lift very well, so be sure you want it where you put it.
The red part of the stone had such strong pigment that I didn’t want to leave any of it behind on the plate after mulling. I used purchased calcium carbonate (cleaned limestone) to capture the remaining color.
This is a sheerer version of the rosy pigment. It contains a greater balance of gum Arabic solution. To use this color, wet the pan first and then give it a few seconds to activate the pigment. This one does have a tendency to stay sticky longer in the pan after use. It dries without tack on the paper, but may take a little longer for that as well. Using a thinner layer on the paper will bring faster drying.
A Note about Color Reproducibility & Transparency
All of my colors are made from natural foraged rocks, clay, or other resources. While I may be able to come close to reproducing the color later, it’s very unlikely I’ll get an exact match. There’s enough pigment in each of these pans to paint several paintings in the style I produce. A little bit does seem to go a long ways. But if you want to make sure you’ll have more of the exact same shade, inquire to see if there is more from this same batch. It may not be in the same form, but should at least be the same color. I often pour cubes at the same time as I’m making a set like this one.
Watercolor paints made from earth pigments are not as transparent as those you might be used to. All of them are more similar to gouache than not. The ones I’ve labeled ‘gouache’ are more opaque than the pigments alone. The only ones of my paints that are truly transparent are those from plant pigments, like the sassafras root bark in this collection. You can see the paintings I’ve made using these paints at www.PaleoPaints.com if you’d like to get an idea of how they look. I also have samples and sample sets ranging from $1 – $10. Email me if you’d like me to put together a sample set for you or if you’d like a single. My address is [email protected]