Unformatted text preview: In creating a palette for fresco painting, the earth colors are the easiest to find. By earth colors I mean those taken from the soil -- dirt! You have all seen plowed fields that look very red, or riverbanks and caves of golden yellow. The earth pigments range through reds, yellow, brown, to a green. We all know of them as the ochres, the siennas, the umbers, any number of reds, terra verte, and others. These are clays, which owe their color to compounds of iron or manganese and iron. These can be burned at different temperatures producing an even greater variety of colors. As would be expected these are the earliest colors known to the first painters and were universally used....
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- Fall '10
- Giotto and Michelangelo, true fresco painting, Renaissance fresco painters, Sr. Lucia Wiley