RED FUCHSITE GENUINE
Red Fuchsite Genuine, another of Daniel Smith's Primatek Series of pigments, and in case you are wondering, it's pronounced with a long "o" as in books and looks and not a long "u" and twisted up to sound like the flowering plant, fuschia, So "Fooksight" is how it is said and it is named for the German Mineralogist Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs.
There, now we can talk about it without blushing,
Fuchsite is found in the mountains of Brazil and is a treasured gemstone. I was surprised to find that this soft, dusky rose resulted in a sparkly iridescent sheen once it granulated leaving a very different cast than what I expected, but lovely and fitting in this case.
“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.