Last week I figured out how to make a hand-sewn canvas roll to hold my book and some sketching supplies 😍 I’m thinking about teaching a workshop on this sometime. ❤️
104225:36 PM Jul 12, 2018
It’s been almost a year since I started this paint making adventure and I figured now was a good time to finally introduce myself! My name is Kate and I am the creator behind Ruby Mountain Paint Co. I am an artist, elementary art teacher and mama of two little ones. I started Ruby Mountain last year because I wanted handmade watercolors that were easily available. I was tired of waiting around for shop updates and still being unable to purchase what I wanted, so I decided to try making my own. Then I fell in love with the process.
Ruby Mountain focuses on creating unique paint sets for all types of artists. The majority of the colors I stock are single pigment colors, insuring the artists who use my paints are able to mix the clearest, most pure colors possible. I source interesting pigments from around the world and mix those with my own binder formula that includes gum arabic, honey and clove oil, a natural preservative. I don’t use any glycerine or ox gall, so my paints are as pure as possible, allowing the true beauty of each individual pigment to be revealed. I truly love inspiring other people to create, whether it’s in my art room at school or through the art supplies I make for Ruby Mountain. Thank you thank you thank you to all the artists I have had the privilege of working with this past year. It’s truly an honor to create paint for all types of artists, from children to professionals. All of you inspire me to me a better artist, teacher, mama and maker. Thanks for following along with me on this adventure!
194221:48 PM Oct 13, 2017
The Colonial Palette - a selection of seven richly pigmented watercolors, each crafted using a unique, hand tailored recipe. The natural earth pigments used in the creation of this palette originate in the eastern region of the US, and are preferred by artists for their unique tinting strength. The value range you can achieve is one of a kind! Interested in trying them for yourself? Visit the link in our profile to add the Colonial Palette to your art supply collection! 🎨