Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gamboge: The Color of Mustard on Etsy

Handpicked on Etsy
Gamboge is a familiar term to most artists who paint, denoting yellow-brown hues that come in tubes of artists' pigments. Originally derived from gamboge tree resin, the range of colors reminds us of mustard. Beautiful as a stand-alone hue, I also love what it does when used as an accent in a color scheme. A painter might cover a canvas with it before beginning to compose a landscape composition, a weaver might throw in a pick of it here and there, or a designer might use it for striking accessories to add punch and warmth. Today I featured creations found on Etsy that illustrate various beautiful ways to use the color gamboge. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $16.00 to $645.00. From top left to bottom right, today's featured Etsy artists include: DAcustomframes, kirevi, metroline6, verreencore, therawcanvas, constancrosedesigns, inbloomdesigns, FableBay


jessica said...

I am so honored that you featured my "streets of paris" photo! thank so much for this great blog and for introducing me to so many other great Etsy artists! -jessica metroline6

DA custom frames said...

Thanks so much for including my handmade picture frame . . . Love the selections too!

Kirevi8 said...

I am so much honored to be selected with my scarf necklace in your blog.
Thank you so much!

KCR Lehr Studio said...

I love to do water color painting and New Gamboge is my very favorite American Journey paints.

These works have all captured the rich luminosity of the color that is so different from a generic 'yellow'.

Great idea for a collection.

bbrunophotography said...

I love the warmth of this collection. It's lovely.