404 Green

vanDonkelaar_greenI had promised myself that I wouldn’t be seduced by green again … but sometimes one just can’t help it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Saturday morning I came to the realization that my green earth from Madoc—which I think is very beautiful—just wasn’t intense enough for my current work … How could I resist a rendezvous with my 404 green from Cobalt, Ontario? A quick tryst of grinding with my muller, and I had the perfect green.

This 404 green is quite extraordinary as a bright pigment. It comes from a mineral called annabergite, which is the result of weathered nickel deposits in the area. If you’d like to read more about my trip to Cobalt, you can start here.

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