[Oak gall ink, acorn ink, tree bark ink, green earth, nut charcoal, gamboge resin, ground lapis lazuli, on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


The European oak tree was used in many ways by artists. The wood (aged for 25 years) was considered a premium material for panel painting, oak galls and acorns were the most common ingredient in ink likewise the lees left in an oak barrel after wine making was used to temper pigments.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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