A beautiful set of 15 gouache paintstones that are an ideal collection for plein air painting and depictions of nature. This set enables artists to capture endless aspects of the natural world - the deep greens of the mossy forest floor, the blues, purples and grays of a flowing stream, the warm autumnal hues of October and everything in between. The set is inspired by the paintstone collection of landscape artist, Danna Ray and the colors included are Boreal Green, Prussian Blue, Almost Night, Grey Ultra, Spring Green, Sky Blue, Ice Blue, Lavender, Milkweed, Limestone White, Wild Rose, Beach Rose, Fall Poplar Yellow, Summer Sun Red. Made from plant based pigments and a homemade binder, the vivid colour rewets beautifully and is lightfast. The paintstones are wrapped in waxed cloth which can be used as a mixing palette or to hold paintstones together while on the go and safely seal them when not in use.
Each paintstone is 3/4" x 3/4" Set of 15 gouache paintstones
Beam Paints was started by Anong Beam who grew up harvesting hematite pigments with her parents in the stunning natural landscape of the lacloche mountain range near her home in M'chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. She learned a love of pigment and color from her parents who are both artists and eventually this early knowledge of indigenous pigments was used to make her new line of paints focusing on sublime color and biodegradable packaging. All the paints and packing is hand made, hand cut and sanded from reclaimed white cedar and birch or wrappers hand printed in shop with plant based inks and waxed with local beeswax. Beam Paints is a plastic free company.
"When I make paint I think about my Dad a lot, he taught me when I was really small to identify hematite and look for paintstones. He kept them in his art bag in a little cloth wrapper, and when he needed paint he brought them out and prepared his paint for ceramic bowls, drums, or rocks. I really wanted something of my paint making practice to share the tactile joy of the physicality of paint." Anong Beam