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A Colour A Day: Week 12

By Ruth Siddall, on 14 June 2020

A COLOUR A DAY – Week 12; 8th-14th June

Jo Volley writes….

This week’s colours are 7 earths, gifted by Steven Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Derivan, an Australian artist materials manufacturer, from their Matisse Structure range. Four being from the Yirrkala set of natural  Australia pigments whose names are as much a joy to the ear as their colour to the eye. Each colour is painted out in 3 layers on W&N watercolour paper.

They read from left to right:

  1. Gurrngan
  2. Miku
  3. Ganggul
  4. Watharr
  5. Australian Sienna
  6. Yellow Oxide
  7. Raw Umber

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