A friend of mine brought me some pigment back from British Columbia. He dug it out of the Earth himself - complete with roots, pebbles and miscellaneous organic debris. Red Ochre that looks just like the Mars Yellow that I recentlly purchased, only way more interesting! I used it today for the first time - mixed with a little walnut oil and cold wax. SO FUN! Makes me feel all Anselm Kieferish... I really love working with materials that are less refined. Beautiful feeling of connectivity.