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."
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“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.