There is very little posted online in regard to contemporary uses for dry pigment in the theatre or for replicating historic compositions for the stage. Old books, manuscripts, and other articles cover certain studio techniques that have been frozen in time – often in a ragged publication. Lost words from forgotten artists describe painting techniques and color palettes. These artists warn of fugitive or poisonous colors and proclaim the various color kings on the palette. I have decided to start an online journey and dialogue with my fellow historians, passing along information for future generations of artists to decipher. Please be patient as I figure out how to use an unfamiliar forum. I just want to pass along a little information your way and keep the use of dry pigment for the theatre alive.