Botanical Pigments

Exploring pigments from plants… ephemeral colours, like the blooms or leaves themselves. Have attempted to transfer plant colours to paper.  The paper I used was acid free Fabriano Artistico, 300 gsm, as well as other types of paper.  The orange gazania petals made no impression, but the small pansies, the snapdragons, the black nemophila, and…

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“Sense of Place” at the Hastings City Art Gallery

This exhibition with Cristina Silaghi, Helga Goran and Kim Lowe took place from 28 July to 9 September 2012. I will upload photographs fairly soon. See the Hastings City Art Gallery Facebook page of 3 August on how to win a chocolate fish! I am glad somone did – well done to Julie King, the…

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Paint making workshop at the Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

During the current exhibitions Colour of Distance and What’s on Your Plate at the Papakura Art Gallery, I had the marvellous opportunity to hold a workshop on paint making from locally found pigments.  Three different colours were made during the workshop, and I brought many colour swatches made from Canterbury mineral and organic pigments for…

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Whitecliffs Pigments

A selection of colours from Whitecliffs, in the Selwyn district of Canterbury.  The pigments are from rocks and clays that were used for pottery and glazes by my good friend June Inch, a potter, dyer and visual artist.  However, the dark purple-brown pigment at the top is from the Okains Bay area of Banks Peninsula.…

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Natural pigments for an art practice

My (current) interest circles around the earth and organic pigments of the North Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. Copyright © Celia Wilson 2021. All rights reserved, may not be reproduced without prior permission except for reference or educational use.

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