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​Interview with Karen Boone : Painting with the Mountains

​Interview with Karen Boone : Painting with the Mountains

Posted by Leah Fanning on May 5th 2020

Thank you so much, Karen, for taking the time to share your experiences with us! Can you start by telling us a little bit about your personal history - where you grew up and how did that place or landscape affect your life as an artist?I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, which has beautiful, green, rolling hills and the Ohio River. It propelled me on a lifelong journey of appreciating nature. After living all over the world as a graphic designer,...
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​Interview with Melissa Dickenson : Using the Earth as a Palette

​Interview with Melissa Dickenson : Using the Earth as a Palette

Posted by Leah Fanning on May 5th 2020

Melissa is one of my favorite contemporary artists today and I am so excited to feature her breathtaking earth-based work here. She is based in San Francisco and during a recent visit to her beautiful studio we got to geek out on our mutual passions for harvesting pigments in nature. Her fascinating process of pouring the liquified crushed pigments across a canvas on the floor creates stunning imagery that I've never seen before.Th...
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Natural Earth Pigments for the Soul

Natural Earth Pigments for the Soul

Posted by Lauren Sauder on Apr 1st 2020

by Lauren SauderNatural earth pigments are deep, full of secret beauty, holding stories waiting to be discovered. They’re slow and methodical. Soft and curious. For 10 years I have worked with landscapes documenting time and space as I experience it through natural environments. Through this work, I developed a heightened awareness and an intense push to explore natural earth pigments. When I first began researching and collecting this material...
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The World's First Natural Varnish Has Arrived!!!!

The World's First Natural Varnish Has Arrived!!!!

Posted by Leah Fanning on Jan 8th 2020

After 2 years of development by a Master Varnish Formulator, a truly non-toxic and natural varnish is finally available here!This varnish is perfect for all paintings, wood-working, crafts, rock art, etc. Made with all food-grade ingredients and based on time tested recipes from the Renaissance, this product is long lasting, fast drying and toxin free....
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