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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bighorn Petroglyph #036


I've long had a fondness for Indian petroglyphs, and painting them is fun. This is a loose interpretation, not an exact replica of any particular petroglyph.

Painted on 90# Arches -- "Grain Fin" -- I think cold press.

6 comments:

Camille said...

Elva, I love this. The background wash is so nice. Did you like paper better than the board? The composition is really strong, too.

Elva Paulson said...

Arches is great for this .... takes masking fluid well, washes well, salt .. spatter ...

CathyO said...

This is lovely, Elva! The variations in your wash is so rustic and appropriate! Have you been to see the Petroglyphs at Horse Thief Lake Park in WA? It is where the famous "She who watches" petroglyph is. I think you would really enjoy them

Kristin said...

I really love this painting! I am in awe of how much texture and how dynamic you manage to make a two dimensional subject. Yet it is still abstract in the right ways. Nice work!!

Lorrie Klosterman said...

You nailed it, Elva. Sooo appealing!

Claire M said...

This is superb. It is so convincing. I'd think it was a real artifact! Nicely done!