This is perhaps the richest ochre made by Case for Making, with the most consistent and smooth texture. It's a highly opaque and lightfast deep gold that sits extremely matte, but can be watered down to subtle yellows or tinted to an opaque pastel.
The pigments used to make these colors are specific to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain range. Natural earth pigments have been mined from this region since the mid-1800's, and these colors are still unrivaled in intensity and richness. All three colors are natural iron-oxide pigments — clay deposits that over time have been saturated in limonite, which produces a yellow hue, and hematite, which produces a reddish hue.
Materials: pigment mixed with watercolor binding medium made from distilled water, glycerin, honey, and gum arabic (sap from the acacia tree)
Made by:Case for Making
Made in:San Francisco, CA, USA
Specifications:half pan size: 1.9 cm x 1.6 cm x 0.9 cm
PLEASE NOTE: Case for Making watercolors come in the standard half-pan size, which is small! (See dimensions above.)CfM only sells this size because they have found that their paints are so pigment-rich that a little really does go a long way!
Further Reading: Case for Making is a small workshop whose mission is to inspire collective creativity. They make all of their watercolors and letterpress watercolor papers in-house, and they also sell a selection of curated creative supplies.
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