Saturday, September 1, 2012
When asked to make a modern day cave painting I was actually excited about the idea and had many natural items run through my mind that I could possibly use as paint or as a paint brush. The hard part was deciding what to paint that would be a good representation of my family and possibly be something similar to what would be seen in an actual cave painting. I finally decided to paint a buck (male deer) to represent my father since he enjoys hunting and we often eat the deer meat and a tree for my mother because she is very natural and is the person who helps hold our family together and helps us grow. For my paint I used a mixture of honey, roasted squash, chicken poop, and dirt. I decided to use a chicken feather as my paint brush but also ended up having to use my finger to get the paint to spread out since it had a texture to it. I had a few issues when painting which included the paint being to watery and my paint brush not spreading the paint as well. I fixed these problems by dumping out the extra water and using my finger in the end instead of the feather. Overall I enjoyed the project and enjoy driving by the barn and seeing my painting.
When that big storm happened in the first week of July me and my family sat outside on our front porch and watched the storm because our power went out.During the process of the storm a tree on our property was blown down and fell across the road blocking one lane of traffic. You cant really see the tree I painted being blown down because it blended into the tree stumps edge. You can clearly see brown marks that I meant to be the wind blowing. I thought it would be interesting to paint it on what was left of the tree stump after the rest of it was cut down. I also made my paint brush out of one of the splintered ends off the tree.