Making your own paint means you can omit the fillers and additives often included in commercial artist paints and create a pallet of rich, vibrant colours.
Gum Arabic is made from the sap of the Acacia tree. Acacia Senegal also know as the Gum Arabic Tree, produces the highest quality grade of Gum Arabic.
The gum in the paint acts as a glaze which increases luminosity, prevents colours from lightening and stops the paint from bleeding beyond the brush stroke. It also increases working time by slowing water evaporation.