Waaskonense Flower Four

Waaskonense Flower Four

Beam Paints

Regular price $40.00 Sale

Our most requested colors make the four paint stones of the Waaskonense Flower palette. Bright blue, bright purple, ruddy brown and earthy ochre to make a wide range, great for travellers! All sets come wrapped in a waxed canvas travel cloth. Beam Paint's lightweight paint stones that fit in the palm of your hand

 

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