Creating your own paints is not just fun but an adventure to do. A lesson in art process and materials' safety. It's also a part of history. My class "Playing With Powdered Pigments" lets you experience making paint by hand using eight natural earth colors.
My students making their own paint. I missed something. Something you will really want. Two or three years ago when I was getting up to speed again for teaching my paint making class I missed the best introductory Medieval paint making post. It is the Medieval Yorkist’s Eulalia Piebakere‘s adventures in “Making Your Own Paints: A Beginner’s Guide“. Just what you […]
Cutting from Pope Innocent VIII’s service books. I’ve run into the color use question again. You know, “What colors were used when and where?” My blog post today will be short, but the blog question’s answer could fill a book. Instead, I’ll give you a link to my 2013 class handout Period Pigments and Color Use. The lengthy handout is only a guide, a place to start. Today’s research into making the enlivening sumptuous manuscript colors divulges a diverse rainbow of hues derived from plants, minerals, and metals. I hope my guide encourages you to look deeper into the amazing colors displayed in illuminated manuscripts. External Link: Colour. The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts