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Old 09-09-2019, 05:32 PM
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Local Pigments Landscape



Painted with local pigments ground with mortar & pestle with gum arabic. Black: burn wood from my fireplace; Red: GA red dirt; Yellowbrown: yellowish dirt from down the street.
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:36 PM
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Re: Local Pigments Landscape

thats awesome. I make paints from bought pigments, I would like someday to make from scratch,,, I plan to semi-retire soon and look forward to doing such projects, if I had a hat I'd tip it
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:33 PM
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Glad to hear I'm not too off the beaten path. I'm going to try to get some yellow kaolin clay (yellow ochre color) that's scrape mined about 45 min. from my house in GA. Then try to get am Ivory Black by burning some bones. Ivory black has that blueish tint that makes a nice green with yellow ochre.
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This is so admirable. You got such control with the building yet looseness with the background.
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Very interesting.
Does the paint stick as the buy-able colors?
Looking forward to see your self-made green.
BTW the painting looks nice.

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Old 09-10-2019, 09:13 PM
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The Artist's Gum Arabic (Winsor & Newton) is very sticky as it dries. It seems to be adhering like storebought watercolor paint.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:38 PM
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Re: Local Pigments Landscape

I think I heard about that red Georgia clay in a song somewhere, do you have any ideas for blue?
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Re: Local Pigments Landscape

This is wonderful --I'm from Vermont and I went to Atlanta once years ago on business and just stared at the ground beneath my feet. I brought home a sandwich bag of it --



I make WC paints from commercial pigments but have been collecting cinnabar-like rocks/stones and someday will pound them to smithereens and see what I get --


Thanks so much for putting your painting up -- there is a warmth and authenticity about it which is hard to come by and rarely seen.


If I had the money and you were willing, I would buy this in a heartbeat! And I don't often say things like that at all!!!
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:56 AM
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:17 PM
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Beautiful, and what an awesome idea! I'm not nearly so capable that I could make my own pigments and things but I'm going to be doing my watercolors using water from the creek here. It's not treated water and it originates above the park, where it comes right from the ground in the national forest, unpolluted. I just like the idea of using it for that reason, and I love your use of local pigments, too.
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