Friday, November 18, 2011

I like this black pigment called kimrök... carbon black or lampblack in english...


  1. Is it hard to work with? It is beautiful!

    p.s. I think I like the name kimrök the best vs. carbon/lampblack! ;)

  2. I agree about the name.
    It's not hard to work with exept when tearing the's like a flying powder and if you not work carefullu you will have black dust all over. I tear(dont't know if that's the right word, river på svenska) it with cheep and strong alcohol and use different mediums mostly acrylic, but i think tempera and oilbased mediums works as well. When torn I mix the pigment with white coulour. Kimrök is very intense so you have to be careful not taking to much of it. There are also readymades but I don't think they can compete with the home made..hope I made it clear!

  3. Yes, it is clear...what an amazing process!
    And the outcome of it is brilliant. ;)