DANIEL SMITH Watercolour Stick Hematite GenuineRegular price $23.70 Sale price $20.15 Save 15%
The power of pure pigment is at your fingertips with the DANIEL SMITH portable and versatile watercolour sticks. Painting, drawing, scribbling and mark-making come together for maximum creative expression. Each stick is the equivalent of three full pans of paint, making it fantastic value.
Hematite is ground from a heavy silvery-black mineral rich in iron. In a thick wash, the heavier iron particles settle, creating bold granulation, in a thin wash, it is a soft dove grey. Hematite mixes beautifully with other colours adding its granulation and slightly neutralizing the mixed in colour. One way to use Hematite Genuine is, with single brushstrokes, sketching in branches from thick to thin, the beautiful granulation automatically providing the texture of bark. Hematite or the traditional Greek name, Bloodstone – when you paint, you can almost feel the pounding of the battle drums as ancient warriors covered their bodies with Hematite in the belief that they would be protected from mortal wounds. According to lore ad superstition, large surface deposits of Hematite mark the site of hard fought battles, where the blood of fallen soldiers flowed into the ground.