Working with colour from the coal mines

Mixing watercolour paint from Six Bells Burnt Ochre

I have been lucky enough to have a lovely little commission during lockdown, engaging with a fascinating project ‘Colour from the Coal Mines’, exploring the ochre pigment developed by Onya McCausland; turning the sludge from mine water treatment sites into stunning pigments. Four pigments, Bideford Black and Ochre from two of the South Wales mine water treatment sites have been made into watercolour paints for the community around the Six Bells site in Abertillery to use and explore over the coming months via an online tutorial and set of guidelines. 
This project is supported by Slade School of fine art @ucl, The Coal Authority and The Leverhulme Trust.
More info at: https://turninglandscapeintocolour
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Six Bells Burnt Ochre