Stoneground watercolour paints are made by hand in Canada from the finest pigments available. Each pigment is bound within a unique combination of the highest-grade gum arabic and locally sourced organic honey. Stoneground’s watercolour paints are ground by hand, and are made in small batches. There are no fillers in the paint in order to keep it as pure as possible.
The foundation of The Stoneground Paint Co. was laid by Cruz Anderson. Anderson learned the foundations of paint making and traditional knowledge from Dr. David Cranswick while studying in London, England. Continuing to study and research on his own, Anderson shared his knowledge with Kathleen Avram, Eric Rowe, Brittany Perry, and Jenny Rowe, while working to perfect the proportions and processes used in the creation of Stoneground’s handmade paints.
One of the many advantages to Stoneground Watercolours is that they are made of single pigments. Brilliant colours can be achieved with these single pigment paints. Locally sourced organic honey is used as part of the binder recipe. The advantage of the honey is that it creates a beautiful smooth consistency to watercolour.