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Understanding Color!

Another great color article from Natural Pigments, this time about one of the most used colors: ultramarine: ”Ultramarine is a blue pigment consisting of the natural mineral lazurite. It was the most expensive pigment in history, made from the precious gemstone lapis... READ MORE

Painting with Pigment: Handmade Pastels

Jackson Art Supply, a UK supplier, was given a tour of Unison Colour where handmade pastels are made, also in the UK.  The process is repetitive, consistent and a bit like rolling truffles!  The recipes that Unison Colour uses are the original recipes of their... READ MORE

Interesting Facts About Chalk

Chalk is a carbonate sedimentary rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite. Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Limestone is a carbonate sedimentary rock that is often composed... READ MORE

Resources for Artists

Artist resources are available for artists here in Washington state! This is a good time to know what’s available to help support artists in a variety of ways including mental health, well being or finding out what we can do as artists during this historical time.... READ MORE

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