Colours from a Landscape

I am currently showing some pigment colour swatches at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, and in October I am doing a workshop on making paint.   This exhibition was facilitated through the Blue Oyster Gallery in Dunedin.  Also included in the show are some natural pigments on paper – eco prints – and some raw pigment.…

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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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Nascent paint manufacture!

I usually make my paint and straightaway use it to make a painting.  I’ve been making watercolour paint to sell, but it’s not as easy as you would think!  The moisture in the paint evaporates, of course, but shrinks and leaves cracks as it does so.  I see from Studio Art Supplies (Auckland) that the…

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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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