Making Paint Pigment from Rocks & Soil – Part 1

Colours from the Earth Ancient and contemporary cultures have always made very basic paints to decorate their bodies and dwellings. They extracted natural pigments from clay, rocks, charcoal, shells, minerals, plants and insects. The pigments were then mixed with a natural binder like water, spit, animal fat or… Read More

Making Paint Pigment from Rocks & Soil – Part 2

Colors from the Earth Links about Ochre & Earth Pigments: Early Futures: foraging ochre An excellent resource on all questions about ocher and pigment. Leah Fanning Mebane: Eco friendly and non-toxic oil painting using natural pigment and walnut oil: Chuck Kritzon explores the materials and techniques… Read More