Paint made with featured ingredient: Genuine Miocene whale jaw bone dust

[Miocene* whale fossil dust, clam shell charcoal, seaweed ink, chalk, ground lapis lazuli, pine ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


From the 1500s, artists had access to sperm oil and it has been identified in paintings under analysis. Before the 1970s up to 14 million kilos of whale oil was used annually, thankfully these numbers have declined. For conservation reasons, I substituted with a small amount of fossil dust.

*Miocene epoch, 23.03 to 5.3 million years ago


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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