A simple paint can be created with crushed rocks. Colors vary according to different mineral deposits in the area.
A very textured painting is achieved with unprocessed clay paints. When clay is harvested from the land, many times there is an amount of sand mixed in also. Without screening the material, lots of texture appears in the paint.
An example of the many colors that can be discovered in the same area! Stones that have been processed into powder can be seen in the middle of the photo along with the tools used for crushing.
An easy way to collect clay from an area is to make small balls and let them dry. The banks of water ways provide excellent areas to search for clay.
A collection of clay and mineral pigments.
Travel sized bottles are used to showcase the large variety of different clays. All collected in Georgia along water drainage areas on a hillside.
What is more approperiate to showcase nature than using nature itself as a medium?