In the enchanted land of Iceland, the earth’s story unfolds before you. It’s one of those places where you can stand between two techtonic plates, inside a crater, at the foot of an active volcano and within a larva tube, whilst at night being bewitched forever as you stand beneath the dancing aurora.
So when some Icelandic watercolour paints created from pigments collected from the West of Iceland around Snafellsjoekull volcano rocked up in the post for me, from my husband, I could hardly contain my excitement.
To paint with watercolours made from pigments collected from areas I have visited is so magical. These are made by Ruby Mountain Paint Company. What an adventure I am going to have with these wee earthy paints, I can’t wait…
I also have paints made in Cumbria from pigments collected in this area by Florence Paintmakers. At Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria, the St Bees Yellow accompanied me to this amazing Ancient Site and became the colour for the background. I love painting outside with the pigments collected from the local area.
If this is something you’ve not thought about before, have a go. I would love to know how you get on.