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What are Earth Pigments?
They are made up of different minerals—mostly iron oxide. And contain a predominant color.
To obtain the purest earth pigments, you will need a sample of soil, rocks, clay, mud or any other geological material, and proceed with the extraction process.
Yes! There are pigments everywhere.
But this isn't new...
Earth Pigments have been around longer than acrylics and other types of paint we see nowadays.
We were just born in the age of petroleum-based products.
So I’m not surprised I discovered how easy was to craft my own pigments in my late 20’s.
Why painting with the Earth?
The elements are my tools and the Earth is my teacher.
I believe that the spirit of the Earth can heal us and help our growth not only as artists but as a whole planetary collective consciousness.
Would you like to learn more?
ALCHEMY OF COLOR: Turning Dirt & Rocks into EARTH PIGMENTS
Doing Alchemy with Color
Turning dirt and rocks into pure pigments that you can later convert into paint is a process of Alchemy.
Every step gets you closer to nature and to yourself.
STEP 1 - Gathering the Dirt and Rocks
Going out in nature looking for colors is a meditative practice. I provide with recommendations to collect the proper samples.
STEP 2 - Extracting the Pigments
Develop presence and intention in the process of grinding, sifting and using water to filter the purest pigment.
STEP 3 - Creating Paint Material
Let me teach you my favorite ways to obtain paint out of your pigments and many other methods used for centuries.
Evolving Art with
The use of Earth Pigments can lead us to create a more sustainable balance in the industry of paint. And help us heal by channeling the creative energy of the Earth. Learning to communicate with our artwork and caring about nature and health at the same time.
Ready to start your own Earth Pigment Archive?
Mortar & Pigment
Ground Soft Rocks
Chuli - Ocoña
My Hometown Pigments
Dirt & Rocks Samples
Highlands in the Andes
Awakening the Memory of our Ancestors
Art has been part of our origins in every part of the world.
My ancestors were strongly connected to nature and art was meant to express a broader vision of knowledge that transcended the physical world.
The Earth holds this memory and painting with her can be a spiritual experience.
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