March 12, 2010 by leah
"Painting from the Earth" Exhibit next Friday!
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After locking myself in my studio for the past 4 months, I have just emerged with 25 new paintings (and a large pregnant belly) using all natural earth pigments with no toxins or solvents.
Join me this Friday, March 19th for the Opening Reception at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford, Oregon. 40 S. Bartlett St. 5-8 pm
I collected all of the reds, browns, yellows, oranges and blacks locally in Southern Oregon and Northern CA, while the blue and green earth pigments were purchased from earthpigments in Arizona. I dried and ground the soils and mixed them with local walnut oils to produce the most permanent, UV resistant, inexpensive and vibrant paints available (see photos below of process).