Grinding Paint

Bellow are some photographs of some very small amounts of pigments being ground with water, in preparation for being mixed at need with egg yolk to make egg tempera.  Having a ready supply of fresh hen’s eggs, it is the logical paint to start making, as well as learning slightly parallel to the western historical progression of the technology of paint-making.


Grinding vine black with water, using a glass muller and “slab”.


Collecting a small batch of yellow earth from the muller.


Four jars of pigment, ground with and then submerged in water.