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Give Thanks this Black (Mirror) Friday

Black Mirror
Italian Glass Black Mirror – unique and makes an excellent gift for the artist in your life!

Thanks for supporting Ancient Earth Pigments!

We have an offer for you, and we’d like to give back to our community with your help.

Choose one of the following three coupon codes to receive a 10% discount on your next order of over $50.

And, we will make a donation of 5% of your order cost to the local charity you select with the coupon.

GIVERELIEF: We will donate 5% of your order cost to Direct Relief (, a Santa Barbara-based organization that provides medical and rescue supplies all over the world in response to natural disasters.

GIVEFOOD: We will donate 5% of your order cost to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (, whose annual efforts are most intense at Thanksgiving.

GIVEART: We will donate 5% of your order cost to the Santa Barbara Art Association Student Art fund ( The SAF provides art supplies to local school art programs according to the needs articulated by the teachers. The SAF also sponsors the very popular Grandparent Portrait Show, highlighting the achievements of local art students in all kinds of media.

To use one of these coupons, enter the code you choose during checkout.

Discount applies to your entire order, including sale items, on orders over $50. Expires end of day, 1 December 2020 (Pacific Time).
Cannot be combined with other offers.
One coupon per customer. Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ancient Earth Pigments

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Seeing Reds

Hi Ancient Earth Pigment Fans!

As you know by now, we’re a small company with a big heart.

I worried that our Scarlet Red (PAR 11) is a bit pricey, but affordable reds are hard to find.

I think our watercolorists and oil painters would like Alizarin Crimson for their florals and skin tones. So we got samples in and I swatch-tested them against our existing Scarlet Red (PAR 11).

We’re looking for your preference among these “test” reds. Send us an email to let us know which ones you like.

Please vote for 2 –

   Scarlet II

   Alizarin Crimson

   De Medici Red

We’ll order the winning pigments to have them in stock before the Holidays, and, before Watercolor Live.  We are a Silver Sponsor!  Another Blog post will give lots of details if you didn’t get to enjoy Plein Air Live or Realism Live. If you haven’t signed up, please use this link.

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Ancient Earth Pigments at REALISM LIVE

Because of the pandemic, many art workshops and conferences in the US have been cancelled this year. Some in person events have been replaced with virtual conferences, which have some limitations but also provide some opportunities that are not necessarily there in person. For example, some artists may not be free to travel but can attend a conference or workshop on line! The Realism Live global virtual conference is going to be held on line (this October 20-24) in place of the FACE conference and workshop that was to be held in Baltimore this fall. Ancient Earth Pigments is a Gold sponsor of this event and is contributing gift packets for VIP ticket holders that include samples of some of our products.

We have also prepared an introductory video for the conference describing some of our products, and includes some demonstration of their use. Here is an edit of the demonstration video for your enjoyment. In addition to an introduction to some of our products, we have a demo of color preparations.

Thanks much to our videographer Charlie Kernkamp!