Monday, October 5, 2009

Red Ochre: Color Scheming on Etsy

Handpicked on Etsy
is a term for brown pigments derived from clays containing mineral oxides. Primitive mankind first used these earthy colors that modern day artists know as Yellow Ochre and Red Ochre. They range from yellow and golden browns, through the spectrum of rich honey browns and deep red-browns. Today I searched for the rich-honey version for this showcase of wonderful creations by Etsy artists.
I regard ochre as a most versatile and useful color for both wearable and home accessories: It adds sophistication and brings every color scheme back to earth.
It is an especially timely color for the autumnal season, reminding us of nature's richness as we retreat indoors. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $6.50 to $175.00
From top left to bottom right, today's featured artisans include: makye77, cyrusthepotter, Sigmosaics,AwakenJournaling, ParadisePotpourri, maiziedesigns, livingferal, picapicadesign, vividcolors, geobubstudios


Andria said...

Happy Monday, Everybody! If you use this color in your own work, please post a comment here and give us the link to your creation.

Cait Throop said...

Hi Andria! Love this post and all the earthy richness you've found! So beautiful!! Check out my Earthly Delights cuff...
xoxo Cait

Andria said...

Oh Cait! I love the color palette of your woven cuff. It includes nearly the whole range of earthy ochres. Gorgeous!