We had a night by the fire, and the first autumn crane cries brought our thoughts to pigment DNA and ancestors. So we discussed and agreed to invite the very first pigments – the ones that we artists have been using since the cave art times. Can you imagine – we use the same pigments as our ancestor artists thousands of years ago! They agreed to stay in our tribe and make a new collection – Cave Art set.
This is a collection of pigments that are historically known as the first ones used by humans. (you can read more here) Those are pigments that can be found under our feet – as soft stones or lumps of earth. Each earth color has a different composition thus making almost an earth rainbow – from light yellow to very dark with pale green and soft red and brown in between. We don’t know exactly how old are our pigments, but the probability that they are old enough to be picked by our ancestor cave artists is very high. And we believe this might awaken some sleeping skills in us.
The colors in half-pans of the Cave Art set (they come in a tin with a hinged lid) are all 100% natural earth pigments (some even hand-picked):
- Light yellow ochre
- Ancient green earth
- Ancient red oxide
- Natural umbra
- Cassel brown
- Grey ochre
All our watercolors mix nicely with other natural and human-made pigments. For best performance add a few drops of water some minutes before starting to paint. It will reactivate the pigment and will be more fluid.
All our watercolors are handmade from pigment or pigment mixes, binders, and essential oils as conservative. Binder is made by ourselves from gum arabic, natural honey, and water. Our watercolors have a flowery scent, with lemongrass as the top note and sandalwood as the base note.