For the last few years I've struggled a little bit with the fact that acrylic paints are NOT eco-friendly by any means. While I do work with colored pencils once in a while- and I do love them and have noticed many eco-friendly ones to choose from- I just can't trade painting for drawing.
Well...... I recently found out about these:
The artist Wyland has his own show that's only 30 minutes long and he shows you how to do a whole painting in that time. It's awesome. At the beginning of the show, you see a list of the tools Wyland is going to use in that episode, and on that list would always be "Wyland Ecological Paints."
Apparently, these are environmentally friendly acrylic paints! At the end of his show, Wyland always mentions something about the oceans and the environment and how we all need to do our part in protecting them. I need to do a little more research and find out *what* it is about the paints that's environmentally friendly. Is it the ingredients? The way that they are made? Does the factory in which they are made run on solar or wind power? Is the packaging made from recycled materials?
Hopefully the answer is yes to all :)
And if not, we can hope that that's not too far off!
For now, since I know of the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle), reducing is the most important, I will stick with trying to use up all the paints I already have before diving in (HAHA!! Get it!?) to the Wyland paints!
(PS... Maybe by then Wyland will have added a Hooker's green to his catalog of colors.... pleeeeeease?)