Art Fag City friend Jacob Ouillette has launched East Coast Colors, a company dedicated to using the best ingredients available to make the highest quality oil paint. Made in small batches and intended to be used fresh as they have no preservatives, Ouillette’s paints meet his high standards by virtue of his exacting working methods and investment in painting as an artist himself.
Those interested should check out the East Coast Colors blog which hosts images of available colors, and detailed posts about some of the company’s more rare offerings. Lemon Ochre for example is a new color offered, an uncommon natural earth pigment from northern Italy which was used by Sienese and Florentine masters. As a former painter myself, the earth colors and iron-oxide set also looks very appealing. To purchase these colors you can either set up an appointment to visit the mill via email at eastcoastcolorsATgmailDOTcom or buy the colors online at eastcoastcolors.etsy.com.