Paint making with Barry Thomas
The paint making and painting workshop was a trial at 19 Tory to see who is interested in experiencing a return to old methods of paint making. In the 4 hour session participants ground raw earth pigments, learned where to collect them, some art and paint making history about oil paint, tempera and PVA based paints. Then each was able to put the 8 colours we made into their own painting. from the 30 who said they were coming and the ten who were contacted and who confirmed their attendance – only 2.5 adults and one child made it. We had a good time and one said, “It even changed my life”
Thanks to Heidi Ankers & Barry Thomas for the wonderful photos:
Painting by Barry Thomas
Stone pounder pounds Oamaru Limestone on marble slab
Dan rips into it
the final palette
take an egg
Persephone paints her horse
Persephone mixes Pink
Wanganui River Green earth – where the river meets the beach
Number Eight Oamaru Limestone
Breaking up the Desert Road ash into fine particles -a marble mixing stone on a marble slab.
Desert Road volcanic ash getting egged
Blown away by these beautiful offerings I painted a stone solstice-mound hogan; thousands of these ancient stone buildings – built to great depths and containing stones of enormous tonnage – exist across America (for instance) and many still receive the dawn solstice through their entranceway.