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.
http://earlyfutures.com

Leah Fanning Mebane: Eco friendly and non-toxic oil painting using natural pigment and walnut oil:
http://www.fanningart.com

Chuck Kritzon explores the materials and techniques how the Paleolithic people used natural pigment:
http://www.primitiveways.com/paint_a_mammoth.html

Artist Helen Fitzgerald makes water color from red soil:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-5z2l_SWSw

Painter Pablita Velarde obtained pigments from mineral and rocks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOFjy-wXlZs

Danny Keat: How to make ochre paint from a rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPD3TUEDPyM

Primitive Pigments and Painting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXtFuTPbqag

Books:
Anne Wall Thomas: Colors from the Earth: The Artists’ Guide to Collecting, Preparing, and Using Them
Nick Neddo: The Organic Artist.
Lee Burns: Color Your World With Green Art

Artists who work with earth pigments and soil:
Peter Ward, Earth Artist
Peter Burke, ‘Earthworks’
Margaret Boozer, Ceramics & Sculputers
Claire Pentecost and Asa Sonjasdotter: ‘Soil-erg’
Tanya Preminger, Earth Works
Yusuke Asai, Earth Painting ‘One Tree Forest’
Pablita Velarde, Earth Paintings
Lim Ok-sang, ‘Flesh and Soil’
Leah Fanning Mebane, Painting
Hilda Hellstroem, The Material of a Natural Disaster
Francesca Owen, Environmental Art

Interesting:
The Hidden World Under Our Feet, by Jim Robbins
An article about soil biodiversity and the importance of healthy soil.
http://www.nytimes.com

Soil, Soul and Society, by Satish Kumar
Environmentalist and Humanitarian, Satish Kumar introduces the new trinity that he believes captures the essence of his ecophilosophy – one that cares about and for all life: http://www.theecologist.org

pigments_3_photo_creek_ig

2 thoughts on “Making Paint Pigment from Rocks & Soil – Part 2”

  1. Ang He-Lun
     ·  Reply

    I made earth pigment for my painting too. Its very kind to the nature.😀

  2. Mmanuel Doku
     ·  Reply

    I had good time painting with natural rock colours. They are really different and love to make more if necessary.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.