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.
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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.