NEW PROJECTS

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   I  am currently  exploring the process of making paint from natural  materials.  I have started studying the (very time consuming) process of  extracting pigment from different colors of dirt.  I collect samples in  zip-lock bags while traveling.  The soil must be sifted, washed,  filtered, and dried completely to separate the pigment from the sand and  clay.  

Then the pigment is ground, filtered again, and ground  extensively with oil (linseed, poppy, or wal

  Then the pigment is ground, filtered again, and ground  extensively with oil (linseed, poppy, or walnut oil) using a glass  muller.

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  I like the idea of making oil paint the way the Old Masters did -  using only natural materials, nothing synthetic or toxic.   

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