Pigments – For Artists

Ever wonder, when you dip your brush into one of those smooth, creamy colors, just what did painters do before art shops made these gems so easily available?

“They are ground colored material. Early pigments were simply as ground earth or clay, and were made into paint with spit or fat. Modern pigments are often sophisticated masterpieces of chemical engineering….this exhibit includes most important pigments used through the early 20th century.” From the site: WebExhibits.org.

And while we’re at it, one of my all-time favorite places from which to order fabulous art supplies is Daniel Smith.

Luxuriate …

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