Artist John Sabraw, Engineer Guy Riefler, Environmentalist Michelle Shiverly, and a team of students at Ohio University developed a process to extract painting pigments from "toxic sludge" from rivers in Ohio. They teamed up with Gamblin to produce this limited edition set of three colors.
Brown Ochre is naturally opaque and warm with a golden undertone. This pigment isn’t heated to the extent of the other colors, so it retains the deep yellow/brown hue of the raw iron oxide.
In its transparency, Rust Red carries the warm color of rusty water. From the tube and in mixtures, it is exactly what you’d expect: an earthy red-orange.
Straight from the tube, Iron Violet is a deep, earthy violet with a unique texture. Add white and it becomes the violet you see in the clouds at sunset or dawn.
The sleeve and insert are recyclable, and the structure of the packaging has a function; it’s a primed panel made in Oregon by American Easel. It’s the ideal painting surface made with U.S.-grown poplar sides and a Baltic birch face.