Pigments

Colored earth is clay and loam tinted with minerals, found in geological layers, volcanoes, and rocks from all over the world. Prehistoric artists used colored earth on cave walls and rocks. Medieval illuminators and Renaissance artists refined earths into watercolors, tempera, and oil paints. We carry these ancient art material to others who appreciate natural products and who will paint, teach, and pass this ages-old legacy to others. In our small way, we feel as if Ancient Earth Pigments is a part of living history.