Pigments & Powders
Pigment is the pure colour used to make paint or ink. By mixing pigments with a binder you can create your own acrylic colour, oil colour, watercolour, pastels, acrylic ink, and gouache in any shade you want. It’s a very good value method of acquiring paints that exactly match the way you work.
Pigments are pure colour in powder form, extracted from natural resources or synthetically made.
Wet and dry bronze powders can be mixed with binder and applied to oil, water or acrylic-based paintings.
Metallic Powder can be mixed with binders and are particularly useful for adding gilded effects to artwork.
WHAT IS THE PIGMENT COLOUR INDEX?
Created in 1925, the Colour Index International provides a colour reference system used by manufacturers and artists all over the world.
In a series of articles on pigments and their history, we explore their chemistry, characteristics, and unique properties.