Pigments


swatch of coal watercolor
Chuckanut Coal Watercolor
from a small coal seam near the border of Whatcom and Skagit Counties 
  
blob of pink ink made from chard stems
  Swiss Chard Stem Ink
gathered in the Cornwall Park neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington.
Part of a "Backyard Palette" commission.
  
 
blob of blue-green honeysuckle ink
Honeysuckle Berry Ink
gathered from a porch in the Roosevelt neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington.
Part of a "Backyard Palette" commission.
   
Nooksack Riverbank watercolor swatch
Nooksack Riverbank Watercolor
crumbled off a riverside rock near Glacier, Washington.  
  
blue sarcococca berry ink
Sarcococca confusa (aka Sweet Box or Christmas Box) Berry Ink 
gathered from the Edgemoor neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington
  
  
terra cotta tile watercolor swatch
Faux Terracotta Tile Watercolor 
found smashed near a street in the Roosevelt neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington
yellowish butterfly bush ink blob
  
Butterfly Bush Petal Ink
gathered in the Cornwall Park neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington.
Part of a "Backyard Palette" commission.
  
lungwort lichen ink peach colored swatch
Lungwort Lichen Ink
gathered from the ground after an extremely windy week, near Glacier, Washington
  
  
privet berry ink swatch
Privet (or Ligustrum) Berry Ink
from a good friend's front yard in the Birchwood neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington
  
  
puffball mushroom ink swatch
Puffball Mushroom Ink
found near the parking lot of Birchwood Park in Bellingham, Washington
  
  
blob of fuschia colored blackberry ink
  
Blackberry Ink
gathered from invasive vines in backyards and bikes trails around Bellingham, Washington
 
  
 
Yellow Winter Jasmine ink swatch
Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter Jasmine) Blossom Ink
gathered from a garden in the Birchwood neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington
  
  
rosehip ink swatch
Wild Rosehip Ink
picked along the shore of the Semiahmoo Bay in Blaine, Washington
  
  
cedrus cone ink swatch
Cedrus deodara (Himalayan Cedar) Cone Ink
gathered from the ground along a road in Bellingham's Roosevelt neighborhood
  
  
clay watercolor swatch
Chuckanut Clay Watercolor 
found in a ditch along a gravel road in the Chuckanut Mountains