Changing palette

With my interest in crows going strong, I’ve realized that the Conestogo colours I collected earlier really aren’t what I need in this particular painting.  Those colours will be great in another work, but for my crow I’ve decided to take some time and explore the rocks I collected in Cobalt, Ontario this spring (if you’d like to read about that trip, click here).

After grinding up a couple of quick samples to see where my possible colours might lie, I decided to focus on the Annabergite that we collected.  And, by carefully cleaning and controlling the particle size of the pigment through decanting, I ended up with an interesting range of possible colours from a mint green to a bright Paris green.

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