Ancient Earth Color Set

$ 125.50 $ 156.90

A Set of New Earth Colors - A great addition to any painters palette, this set will offer you eight colors imported from France, Italy and Cyprus. This new set of earth colors separate themselves from our traditional colors with their delicate versatility. 

Mined from old world quarries, the Ancient Earth set lends itself to portrait painting as well as landscape painting. Containing primarily transparent and semi-transparent natural pigments, with their characteristic nuance, this set provides subtle shifts in tone that one may be looking for but cannot achieve with your typical earth colors that are synthetic or more opaque.

The eight tubes in the set offers a range of cool and warm, presented in a slim, lightweight  card box with inner foam cushion for easy transport in a backpack or tote, set includes eight 40ml size tubes: 

  • French Golden Ochre Genuine 
  • French Ochre Havane Genuine 
  • Rosso Ercolano 
  • Terre Verde Ancienne 
  • Terre Verde Brentonico 
  • French Indian Red
  • Cyprus Umber Red Genuine 
  • Cyprus Umber Green Genuine

The first image is the Mines of Bruoux located in Gargas, France where the pigments are excavated...third and fourth images are Société des Ocres de France, the factory where the pigments are processed.

Visit our blog post Exploring Ancient Earths featuring each of the colors in this set paired with examples of Old Master paintings from museums around the world that show the use of these unique earth colors.

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