Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 86...natural pigments get used

My collection of pigments finally have their time to shine!  From Greece; red sand stone, terra cotta, eucalyptus bark from Italy; rose petals, red wine, bougenvalia petals. I have been saving these pigments because I have very little of each ( except the red wine, I'm in Italy, that resource never goes dry). And inhale had two pieces of canvas that I have been saving as well. Due to the history of pigments as dye originally and not having gesso for my canvas I painted with my natural pigments in a cotton duct canvas unprimed and received a beautiful outcome.  It was a wonderful way to juxtapose the history and the contemporary of my research!

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