From the range of 'Native Earths' this is how paint should be, local rocks and minerals selected for their colour qualities, crushed, washed, sieved and ground into oil paint. Utterly unique to Wallace Seymour.
Like many of these Native Earths, it's qualities are quite hard to pin down which to my mind is a sign of quality. Homogenous, buttery, highly processed paint this isn't and all the better for that.
In masstone it is a very dark black/green. In tints with white added it produces a range of almost neutral greys albeit with greenish undertones. Stands up well in mixes for an earth, it has the gritty texture present in these paints which I am falling in love with. It is pretty lean in body.
It would be perfect in plein aire paintings alongside other earths.
I used go to Hardraw as a child so this paint produced from the rocks in that area has a special resonance for me, Hardraw also has the highest single drop waterfall in England!
Pigment - Native Earth/Too unique to classify!
Opacity - Semi-Transparent
Binder - Linseed Oil
Drying Time - Medium