English Red Earth is similar to Burnt Sienna but has more opacity and dries on the matte side. This rich reddish brown washes down to a pinkish granulated red earth tone. One more beautiful earthy options.
Indian Red is an opaque, medium staining and granulating pigment. For a limited palette made up of a simple triad, try Yellow Ohcre, Cerulean Blue and Indian Red. This one is not a good candidate for lifting, moving, added washes, it needs to be a one and done paint application. That said, it worked perfectly for my little mushrooms.
HEMATITE BURNT SCARLET
Hematite Burnt Scarlet, made from Hematite stones crushed and milled to a fine pigment is a warm reddish, earthy tone that rivals burnt sienna with its granulating powers. This is another Primatek pigment from Daniel Smith.
Its a nice addition for texture in rugged landscapes or for wood, branches or bricks. Hematite, ground from a heavy silvery-black mineral rich in iron oxide has heavy particles that settle in a thick mixture making beautiful patterns. Hematite Burnt Scarlet mixes well with other colors, neutralizing them and adding beautiful granulation.
Hematite is ground from a heavy silvery-black form of iron oxide. Applied in a thick consistency, the heavier iron particles settle into a bold granulating pattern. Used in a thin wash, it is a lovely pale gray. Hematite mixes very well with other colors creating interesting granulated neutrals. Hematite Genuine is a great pigment to paint simple branches with. Applied in one stroke in a watery wash and you have instant barky textures. I loved using it here as the black top I found the interesting grasshopper on. Hematite Genuine effortless suggests the bumpy texture of asphalt.
MONTE AMIATO NATURAL SIENNA
Monte Amiata Natural Sienna is beautiful, very subtle ochre/sienna with added warmth and transparency not found in most earth tones. Yellow Ochre is a much less transparent pigment and siennas are not usually this orange. I love Quinacridone Gold and will always have it on my list of staples. While Monte Amiata Natural might be similar to Quinacridone Gold, there are differences including that it is less staining the Quin Gold and granulates very differently. I
could easily use both in the same painting for different reasons.
Daniel Smith has created a paint from the Arizona's desert, Sedona’s rocks. The resulting Primatek pigment has excellent -lightfastness. It is a rich red that granulates beautifully. The mineral Sedona Genuine is made of is an aggregate of small granules of tectosilicate, like quartz or feldspar sand that is deposited in layers by wind and water and cemented together under pressure. It has a gummy consistency out of the tube but can be wetted down and made to mingle in washes and layers with other colors.
Daniel Smith's Minnesota Pipestone is a warm, soft, earthy reddish pink. It is semi-transparent and granulates beautifully. It is one of their PrimaTek Paints and created from pipestone mined in small batches from Pipestone County in Minnesota.
It is the same shade as the stone that the Plains Indians revered. This sacred mineral was used for the legendary Sioux peace pipes. Daniel Smith says this about their special pigment "The technology takes your work to the limits, but the history will take you beyond them."
Quinacridone Gold is the new raw sienna adding versatility with its glazing capabilities. This low-staining golden yellow pigment mixes beautifully. Like all quinacridone colors, Quinacridone Gold is extremely transparent, vivid, and intense. This pigment is always on my palette and one of my 'go to' warm tones.
“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.