Paint with Hematite, called Bloodstone in traditional Greek, and 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 and superstition, large surface deposits of Hematite mark the sites of hard fought battles, where the blood of fallen soldiers flowed into the ground.
The 3 Hematite Watercolor Set includes 15ml tubes of:
Hematite, ground from a heavy silvery-black mineral rich in iron. In a thick wash, the heavier particles settle, creating bold granulation. In a thin wash, it is a soft dove gray.
Hematite Burnt Scarlet, with a rich rusty-orange hue. In a concentrated was, pigment settles in the low spots of the paper to create a dark violet-brown. Applied as a light wash, Hematite Burnt Scarlet yields a subtle flesh tone.
Hematite Violet produces the same splendid texture as the standard Hematite, but the background hue is a warm violet-brown.