Earth Pigment Paintings

As I have learned to find, process and mix natural pigments, I have also enjoyed using them to create paintings. Below are a few of my favorites.

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Wild pony

Earth pigment on mulberry paper, 6½ x 8", 2021

Hand-collected Pacific Northwest pigments including iron ochre, chalk, and charcoal. Black walnut ink from neighborhood trees. Pyrite dust from South America. Methylcellulose binder.

Not for sale.

Black-billed Magpie

Earth pigment on watercolor paper, 6 x 4", 2020

The corvid-family magpie of the Pacific Northwest region. Hand-collected Pacific Northwest pigments including iron ochre, chalk, and charcoal. Methylcellulose binder.

Not for sale.

Australian Magpie

Earth pigment on watercolor paper, 6 x 4", 2020

The non-corvid family magpie of my childhood in New Zealand. Hand-collected Pacific Northwest pigments including blue vivianite, iron ochre, chalk, and charcoal. Methylcellulose binder.

Not for sale.

Flying fish

Earth pigment on tile, 2 x 2", 2018

Hand-collected Pacific Northwest pigments including blue vivianite, iron ochre, chalk, and charcoal. Elmer's School Glue Naturals (99% natural glue formula, now discontinued) and Methylcellulose binder.

Not for sale.

Cave deer

Earth pigment on tile, 2 x 2", 2018

Inspired by the cave paintings of Paleolithic France. Hand-collected Pacific Northwest pigments including iron ochre, chalk, and charcoal. Elmer's School Glue Naturals (99% natural glue formula, now discontinued) and Methylcellulose binder.

Not for sale.