CLEARWELL CAVES EARTH PIGMENTS *STOCK LOW*
STOCK LOW - if it's required urgently we strongly recommend contacting us first to check availability before placing your order.
Natural earth powder pigments for making traditional paints to decorate living spaces or for artists to use for paints and glazes.
Clearwell Caves are in the Forest of Dean so this ochre is mined on a small-scale right here in Gloucestershire.
Ochre can be mixed with any artist’s medium, whether oil, water based or acrylic, and is widely recognised as being one of the most light fast and permanent of pigments.
The use of natural ochres is ecologically sound, requires no chemical processing. Ochres are harmless to living things and will eventually return to where they originated – the Earth, with no adverse effects.
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Natural pigments produce paradoxically vibrant, yet subtle colour at the same time - an effect that has to be experienced to be truly appreciated. Also, unlike artificial colours, ochre will produce pleasing results in almost any colour combination.
Ochre colours have a natural variety from pocket to pocket, they are light fast and permanent. Purple ochre is an unusually rare natural earth pigment - similar colours are generally only available in synthetic forms. Please note these pigment colours are not necessarily consistent; the colours depend on particular seams of ochre in Clearwell Caves. Please call us for advice if you are unsure.
When using your own pigments, especially in exterior applications, it is important that you test for colour-fastness. Different binders (paints etc.) can react differently with pigments. While all the pigments are colour-fast in their raw state, this may change when mixed with other mediums. This is especially true when using pigments with lime-based products (highly alkaline).
- Inorganic Iron Oxide Fe2O3, 60% - 95%. Water and Limestone (CaCO3) in varying quantities.