Zoisite Genuine is one of the Daniel Smith Primatek pigments made from Zoisite, a mineral from Austria discovered in 1804.
This lush conifer green is a heavy granulator with dark – almost black – bottle green particles. With a watery consistency, the effect is a gray-green with a speckled granite like surface. With maximum creamy consistency paint the surface crackles to reveal a vintage leather texture. I used Zoisite to see how it would work for the trees in the background of the meadow our local elk herd hangs out in. With little effort on my part, the pigment did all the work of capturing the dense greenery behind the herd.
“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.