Pink Tequila

Pink Tequila comes from a pink sandstone, but the resulting paint or pigment color isn’t pink at all. Or at least, not very much. It’s closer to orange, but there is a slight pink tinge to the orange.

This one, like so many others have the past year, surprised me. As a stone, it looks quite pink.

Found this pink sandstone on the driveway during my morning critter feeding rounds. There’s always a new rock to find on the driveway, even in the same place I walked the day before. The rocks grow overnight like mushrooms 🙂

But once I had it ground up and the pigment mounded on the mulling board, there wasn’t a grain of pink in sight.

What happened to the pink?? Once ground up it was a gorgeous hue of orange.
What happened to the pink?? Once ground up this pink stone became a gorgeous hue of orange.

The Swatch

Since I only picked up that one small rock, I didn’t get much paint from it. I got enough to make several mini cubes. This one is in the new sets that I’ll have with me at the end of the month at the South x Southeast Art Tour.

The color is a few shades more orange than the yellow of Cromwell’s Sunrise, and it’s a gorgeous color. I named it the first thing that came to mind: Pink Tequila. And no. I don’t know if there is really such a thing as pink tequila. If there isn’t, I think there ought to be.

Pink Tequila - a warm shade of orange with just a hint of pink. From a pink sandstone, whole stone.
Pink Tequila – a warm shade of orange with just a hint of pink. From a pink sandstone, whole stone.

These will go on sale first at the South x Southeast Art Tour, where I’ll be set up with the Wild Ozark booth at Terra Studios. It’s March 30-31. After that, I’ll upload any of them left to my online shop and the Etsy shop.

The bottom one is the one I’ve been using, so it’s not for sale, obviously. The trays are made from clay that I bisque fired in the wood-stove. No plastic. The colors vary from black, to gray, to almost white.

Madison Woods is an author, artist, and Paleo Paint maker living
with her husband in northwest Arkansas far off the beaten path. She uses paint made from rocks, and mostly Ozark pigments to create her paintings.

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