Thursday, December 31, 2020

MAYA BLUE - The Hybrid Colour


Maya blue is a pigment that was extensively used and manufactured by ancient pre-Columbian cultures such as the Mayans and Aztecs in Mexico and Guatemala. It has been used for ages but it was until 1960 that scientists finally unlocked the secrets and discovered the composition. In December we are bringing to light this brilliant turquoise colour, Colour of the Month #16. 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

ONYX - The translucent colour


In November we are celebrating Colour of the Month #15, Onyx - The translucent colourI will go through the origin, chemical composition, varieties and colours, and uses and applications. I had the chance to experiment with a green variety of the Onyx stone during my residency/teaching experience in Argentina. 


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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

COURSE IN DESIGN, COLOUR THEORY, ALCHEMY

 



I will like to share my experience of teaching in Argentina about Design and Colour. I taught a course on Design, Colour Theory and Alchemy to locals with no design or colour formation whatsoever. It was a fulfilling, heart-centered experience of sharing my knowledge and wisdom with others. 

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Monday, August 3, 2020

PINK RHODOCHROSITE - ROSA DEL INCA



We are celebrating colour of the month #14. Rhodochrosite is a pink manganese carbonate mineral used as an ore, a gemstone and a crystal specimen. 


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Friday, February 28, 2020

Lead White - The Deadly Colour


Lead White was known to be king of all white pigments. It has the highest opacity of all White pigments; desired for its intense white hue with little to no transparency. Lead white is a lead carbonate hydroxide (basic lead carbonate). In history Roman, Pliny the Elder documented the oldest method of making Lead White almost 2000 years ago. It can be said it, was invented by the Egyptians or Greeks, which then was passed on to the Romans.

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