They were already existed in mighty nature. I only recognized them over the years.
My mother was my first teacher with whom I learned some very basic vegetable and commonly available earth pigments. She used to dye yarn with vegetable pigments and with earth pigments she used to paint on the mud wall and papier-mâché bowls
Local artisan used to decorate Walls of Havelies (palatial houses) with the fresco style using more wide variety of earth and vegetable pigments. I have learnt fresco painting with those artisans as there apprentice in my child hood.
At the age of fourteen I went to learn Thangka painting techniques and the meditative way of Buddhist living. There I learnt wide variety of vegetable, earth, precious and semi precious mineral pigments to grind and washing and also extracting procuring and recognizing the vegetable pigments and as well earth and mineral pigments
Later during my travels to Scandinavia, Europe, Latin America, and Asian countries especially African region I could gather extensive variety of pigments to my Color pallet
The use of natural pigments and binders is an age-old technique to make art works by artists on earth.
The enjoyment of making preparing grinding own color is a great relationships with material its hue and the metamorphosis of it and then in the process of making art a natural intelligence of human and material dose wonder sometime