The DIY Colour Recipe Book tells the story of the Colour Provenance palette, 8 ancient colours: Whiteshell, Saffron, Ochre, Verdigris, Malachite, Azurite, Mummy Brown and Lamp Black.
It shows key tools, secrets and my experience recreating these colours. The revival of historical recipes for making colour such as Cennino Cennini's 'Il libro dell'Arte' and ancient Egyptian manuscripts, were part of the process and inspiration.
This recipe book is a useful handbook for people to make and experiment with colour. For instance, recreating green from malachite, considered to be the first green ever used by humanity or white from ostrich eggshells, which was commonly used by Egyptians and even mummies for making an extinct colour 'Mummy Brown'.
This book will take you through a fascinating journey into the past to help us understand and appreciate colour in a different way today.