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Southwest Expedition

We are on a trip to the desert Southwest through Memorial Day! We will ship any orders we receive until then in the first week of June. Thanks for your patience!

But things have been busy at Ancient Earth Pigments. We have new products coming on, including the Four In One Design Toolkit, and some new pigments to be announced soon. And we’ve been out in the field: here is a paint-along video for you to enjoy from a session along the California coast near Point Conception.

Also, Linda is going to have a show of recent paintings at Gallery 113 in Santa Barbara for the month of August. Come on down and see some of Linda’s original works! The reception will be First Thursday, 5-7 PM, at Gallery 113, 1114 State Street #8, Santa Barbara.

Finally, Linda and Atelier Nelson will be hosting the renowned landscape artist Calvin Liang for a workshop in Santa Barbara, September 20th through the 23rd. The workshop will include plein air and in-studio work, personalized instruction, and the gorgeous Santa Barbara landscape. More information is here. Reserve your space in the workshop today!

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New Product for 2023: Four-In-One Design Toolkit

We ran across this toolkit in use by another artist and were immediately taken with its utility and ease of use, and we’re delighted to be able to offer them to you now. In the field or in the studio, you can keep this set of cards close at hand with the convenient detachable lanyard; to check values, colors, and perspective. With these tools you can check alignment and perspective, set values, and find colors and their complements, instantly. Plus the lanyard has finely-resolved (1 mm and 1/16″) markings for precise measurements. They also make fine gifts for the artists in your life!

Stay tuned for more new product announcements! We have some more exciting things coming up this year.

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Paint-along Video, Point Conception

Has the long winter got you down, or is it keeping you away from your favorite painting sites? Paint along with Linda in the comfort of your own studio as the sun goes down, along the California coast near Point Conception. Or, just listen to the soothing sound of the waves and watch the glorious sunset. It was a chilly, windy day but the view was spectacular.

As always, like and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates. Stay tuned for upcoming new product announcements, and exciting new tutorials. Welcome Spring 2023!

It was a fleece-hat kind of day.
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We’re on a working vacation!

Ancient Earth Pigments was founded by members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Mistress Flavia Beatrice Carmigiana and Master John ap Griffin (Bjo and John Trimble) to encourage students to learn and apply ancient and medieval techniques for painting, illustration, and illumination. We’re getting back to our roots this week by attending one of the biggest Society events in southern California, the Great Western War. We’ll be selling a selection of our products in person and Linda will be teaching an introductory class/demonstration on paint-making and painting technique.

Unfortunately while we’re away we won’t be able to ship out orders, so if you’ve ordered something recently there will be a small delay. Thanks for your patience. And if you’re at Great Western War, come by and see us on Merchant’s Row!