Watercolor, represents to me at least a purity of form simple pigment on paper. Nothing to hide the pigment, and barely enough of something to hold the pigment to the paper.
There are a handful of pigments that I wanted to expand into my watercolor pallet.
1. Lapis Lazulite - one of the kings of pigments. I had tried before to add this to my pallet by purchasing a pre made tube of another manufacture. I was not happy with the results as the paint resulted in more of what
I got a bottle of this stuff the other day and have been quite impressed. I thought this would be a lot thicker than it really is. It is nearly as fluid as walnut oil though it is quite a bit darker. As far as its drying ability I found a layer of German Vine Black touch dry in under 12 hours. Quite amazing to me
Well I have been busy recently making paint. I obtained one of the Paint Making kits and read the paint making instructions in the catalog.
After obtaining a dust mask, and a pair of suitable gloves..
I began by making a slurry of silicone carbide and grinding that for a while with the muller on the piece of glass included in the kit. It didnt take nearly as long nor as much silicone carbide as I thought it would before the entire piece of glass was nice and frosted.