Blue Skies, Pink Sunset
Blue and pink are two of the rarest colors that exist in my palette. The blue comes from the petals of Asiatic dayflowers. It’s fairly light-stable but not permanent. The pink is a watered down wash of the best red I’ve found out here. That red is hard to find because most of the reds I find are more earthy. This one exists as small flattish pieces of stone or clay that wash and tumble down King’s river.
Painting from Imagination
Sometimes I’ll paint a scene from my imagination without any sort of reference at all. This is one of those paintings.
Hand-Foraged Pigments, Handmade Watercolor Paints
I used blue from Asiatic dayflower petals, green siltstone, red smooth stones.
For more information on the various pigments I use in my paintings, visit this page. We are blessed with an abundance of sandstone in various hues. These make up the bulk of my pigment sources, and most of them come from Felkins creek. Many are also gathered at our own little branch that spills into Felkins and from the rocky shores of King’s river downstream from where Felkins joins the river.
The original for this one is not available. Please order a print or notecard.
All of my prints are processed in house with a professional giclée art printer using archival inks. The paper is archival watercolor paper for high quality prints.
Notecards are 4 x 5.5″, blank inside, and printed on the same professional printer as my prints. Each are packaged in a clear bag with an envelope and the insert that tells the story of how I began my watercolor journey with Ozark pigments. All of my artwork is available on notecards, and you can mix and match to order a set of 5 for a discount. Sets are not individually packaged, but are attractively presented together in a box. Click here to find out more about notecard sets. (Will link when listing is live. in the meantime, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order a set. I’ll invoice you.)
This artwork does not yet have an NFT associated with it. If you would like me to mint it, please let me know!
All of my paintings begin with foraging for rocks, bones, clay, or other pigment sources. If you’d like to read a little more about my life of foraging for rocks, read this post: She Delivers in Spades. If you’d like to see how the paints are actually made, read this post: Making Smooth Paint from Rock Dust.
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