With good headway this evening, here is progress to date. A nice yellow in tubes and pans, a white that might have leanings into a bit of rose, and an interesting iron oxide. This last pigment is a gift from my dear nephew, Andrew.
A few weeks ago Andrew presented me with a baggie of rust sludge from his mother's well water filter for the horses. This rust is absolutely buttery smooth. Mulling was needed only to mix in the gum arabic. Dear Andrew took a bit of kidding and wonderment as folks really couldn't understand how his Uncle John would want that stuff. Andrew took it all in stride, knowing that his uncle would be delighted, and he was oh so right. :-)
The pans look like chocolates--milk, dark, and white, don't they?