ORGANIC COLOUR, 2021-2022

Since mid-2021, I have been learning to distill traditional and sustainably cultivated plant and insect sourced extracts into pigments for painting. These include madder, cochineal, lac, weld and indigo, and some earth ochres. I plan to extend the explorations further. 

 

Making paintings with these colours is exciting and challenging. Each distill is showing unique resonance and malleability that feels like I am engaging with live colour. Something I have been striving for with manufactured acrylics for years.

Untitled Painting 6
Untitled Painting 6

Organic pigments on prepared board, 40.5 x 40.5 cm

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Untitled Painting 7
Untitled Painting 7

Organic pigments on prepared board, 40.5 x 40.5 cm

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Untitled Painting 9
Untitled Painting 9

Organic pigments on prepared board, 74 x 76 cm

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Untitled Painting 6
Untitled Painting 6

Organic pigments on prepared board, 40.5 x 40.5 cm

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