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Yellow ochre is a natural earth pigment which consists mostly of clay colored by iron o.xides.

Yellow ochre ranges from golden to light brownish and is one of the oldest tints used by humans. It’s what you see on the plaster walls of Tuscany. It’s a wheat field at sunset. It’s the glow of golden oak floors.

And you can see it on my dog’s forehead.

When used in paintings it can easily take over.  I have found it is a color that is either loved or hated.  In 2010 and 2011 I used yellow ochre in several paintings.  Here’s an exampe of four.

“Goin to Kansas City”, 48″ x 50″, 2010

“Dump Ego, End Pain”, 40″ x 48″, 2011

“Who Says I Don’t Belong Here”, 57″ x 45″, 2011

“If Wishes Were Reality”, 50″ x 45″, 2011

It became a color to enhance some of my work in 2015.

“No Mee”, 44″ x 40″, 2015

“E Z”, 44″ x 40″, 2015

I’ve used yellow ochre in a few recent pieces including the two below.

“One”, 48″ x 36″, 2016

“When Nicole Met Tammie”, 40″ x 40″, 2017

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