Soft dusty pink modern pigment processed in France from ocher, ferric oxide, trace minerals. Lightfast, mixes with any medium or pigment. In the Victorian era and in the Romantic age, pink was favored for love tokens and pictures of flowers. Wedding certificates often had flowing calligraphy, embellished with roses, doves, forget-me-nots, and ribbons. Ladies and children were often painted wearing pink gowns or accessories.
AKA: Botticelli blush, rosewood, [Fr] bois de rose
Seashells painted in pink ocher by Elizabeth Comer
Color comparison between pipestone (L) and pink ocher (R) painted by Elizabeth Comer
Pipestone is an old pigment not easily available today
- Country of origin: France
- Transparency: Semi-transparent
- Lightfastness: Excellent
- Composition: Natural Base R101(77491)
- Chemical formula: Si4O10(OH)2Mg3-Co3Ca-Al
General protective measures:
Always wear a dust mask, gloves, apron and eye protection.
These dry pigments are not sold for cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical or tattoo use.