Monday, September 2, 2013

Josh M. meets the Sun King!

This is my painting to the sun gods encouraging them to let the sun shine so that my fishing excursion may be successful.
I have taken a woody shrub branch and smashed the end to create a soft bristle end to use as my paint brush. Then I found a concave rock, which I filled with honey suckle blossoms. I attempted to muddle these with some oil to create a yellowish orange paint, I was fresh out of ocher.

Richard S's. big adventure!!

I didn’t really know what stories to try and draw about my family so I decided to draw one about when my friend and I were just driving around. We were heading down some new subdivision and all the drive ways were pretty steep and we saw this moving truck parked awkwardly on the hill in front of this house. Well one of the guys in the truck got out and opened the door and everything just started falling out of the back of it and ended up in the road. So of course my friend and I helped them get the stuff back up the hill in front of the house, but then when they got everything out of the truck they didn’t bather taking any of it inside and instead they just left. So my friend and I were there with someone else’s stuff and ended up waiting a couple of hours until they got home and had to tell them what happened and why some of their stuff was broken.
I used the stick as my paintbrush and to mix the dirt and honey. I did have to end up using my hands to fill in some of the cracks that bugged me and to even out the lines after my leaves fell off my brush.

Leidra in love!

Ava C succeeds!

Here  are the pictures of the modern cave drawings. It was really hard! I was not expecting that! Also, the paintbrush fell apart 5 times! So I figures that I would use moss as a sponge to make the painting more efficient.

Ryan R and his prehistorica shadow!

The painting is meant to represent me studying hard, sitting at a desk, working for my degree, while I would rather be off backpacking in the mountains. I used a piece of a branch to apply the paint I made from a mixture of red clay, gravel dust, honey, and water.

Robert R. redefines painting medium!

Dried butterfly bush blooms as paint brushes
Soapstone for Crayon
Soapstone for suface
Red clay with olive oil and gin for medium
Blueberries with olive oil and gin for medium
Gin does not seperate from the oil as water does. It helps thin the mixture.

Ashlyn P Tells all!

Paint brush: pine needles, grass, stick
Paint: Water, honey, clay
Painting: French horn

Chris B.'s big old hand!

David P.'s crazy fun time!

Stephen E strikes a pose!

This cave painting is of my dog Daisy and I. I used olive oil and dirt for my paint and a piece of wood with long grass attached to it as my paintbrush. I thought it was a enjoyable assignment.

Mike H. Climbs a Mountain!

It is about my family hiking up a mountain. By the way I my paintbrush was made entirely of tall grass. It is in the Picture just left of the smiley face. My kids had to do the same after seeing mine. They enjoyed it too.

Gillian H. Shares the mystery of life!

I used a sunflower stalk that had dried out from my garden as well as loipille blades and the seed pod from one of my ground covers to make my paint brush. I used dirt , mulch , and morning glories mixed with oil to try and make paint. I tried to make a dragon fly and butterfly on the rock ( though not very successfully- the oil ran down the rock face and muddled the butterfly ) these are the symbols i associate with my daughters . ( things I was obsessed with when I was pregnant with them)

Melanie B. Shares her fam!

The drawing represents myself, my youngest son holding a baseball and glove,  my oldest son  holding a football, and my goofy dog! I spend half of my life at the ball field as both of my sons are very active athletes!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Erica H. shares new history!

This is a picture that I painted on Memorial Day. I used ground up charcoal and cherry juice as my medium and a stick as the paint brush. It was much more difficult than I imagined to be able to saturate the rock with color and also to be able to make defined lines as the Paleolithic artist were able to. This project gave me a greater appreciation for the images that they created.

Megan S.

James K's Corporate Vision!

Attached is my attempted cave painting.  It depicts a meeting room at the law firm I work at.

Amber S. Beeeeautiful story!

I constructed my paint brush from raw materials that I found around the family farm. I used a blunt stick as the handle, pine needles as the bristles, and hay to tie the pine needles to the stick. Since the pine needles were thick on my brush, I pulled a bunch to the side to have a thinner line of paint. For paint I combined dirt, strawberries, a little water, and natural raw honey from the farm. This combination worked well and gave the paint a little color. I depicted a picture of a key and a bee, as I am a bee keeper.

Adam M.'s Epic!

Raven's tale!

Samantha B. shares!

The first picture is of my brush and the second is of my artwork. I would like to describe my piece: this could be the mating ritual piece, the sun denotes time of year and the two people and the baby above them could represent the best time to give birth.

Katalin M Tells Her Side of the Story!

Here's my modern cave painting. I didn't really have a rock or a wall to
use, so I used cardboard. My paintbrush is a large, cut up Ivy leaf and
the "paint" is a mixture of olive oil and indigo. I chose to paint a
grape vine. I've grown up around all the local vineyards and have
finally had the opportunity as an adult to work at an amazing vineyard -
in their tasting room as well as interning with the winemaker! I wanted
to make the ground speckled to show the texture of the soil, but stuck
to the packed-in dark blue for the trunk, cordons, and canes (which grow
upwards and downwards) to show the solidity and sturdiness of those
parts of the grape vine. I've always loved to be outside and be with
(and working with) the plants, so this job (which is potentially a
career for me) is perfect; and that's my little spiel about my painting,
and kind of about what I do for a living.

Amy R. reports from the past!

Margaret S. Paints up a storm!

 I have a wild blueberry bush near my house so I used that for paint, although it didn't mix with the oil so then I tried the honey and it mixed much better! 

Megan F. Paints and Tells!

I painted a triangle with a heart inside of it. This represents, my relationship with my boyfriend and the center of our relationship being Jesus. The triangle has three parts: God, Scott and I. Symbolizing our reliance on God. The heart is a representation of my love for my family, my friends, Scott and most importantly God.

The paintbrush is made out of a twig. I got the twig wet and broke it by twisting it. When twisting the twig the insides frayed maybe the bristles to paint with. I also use the weed to wrap around it to unsure the pieces wouldn’t fall off! I “cave painted” the picture with mud and water.

Amy H. Testifies!

Here's Amy's painting!

Casey G. tells all!

As for the cave painting, it's a picture of my dogs playing in my backyard that mainly consists of mountains. I used a stick as my paintbrush.

Haley M shares!

I consider my dog apart of my family so I drew a memory I have of him “hunting” a cicada. I used honey and red mud in my backyard and as a paintbrush I used a leaf and a stick to help spread out the mud.

Lauren S. Rocks the house!

A little explanation of my cave painting: The five stick figures represent myself and my three sisters (the little ones in the middle) and my parents (the big ones on either end.) The elephant represents the strength of our family, and my parents relationship as they have been married 26 years. The mother carrying her baby represents the nurturing that my parents have showed to me and my two sisters.  The 26 dash marks on the top are for my parents 26 years of marriage.  I used charcoal, as mentioned in the book, and then I used raspberries and raspberry juice. The red line underneath the five stick figures represents the unity and bond that connects our family. I made the elephant's feet "bloody" to represent all the hard work my parents put into making our family and their marriage strong.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Eric M. says "Go Joey!"

My paintbrush was made of holly and sycamore leaves, fastened to a stick with the stem of a sycamore leaf. The paint is comprised of dirt, berries, and vegetable oil. The painting depicts my daughter and I playing at the park with our English Mastiff, Joey.

Samantha H. makes her dreams real!

My caving painting is of me as a nurse. I have a stethoscope in my left hand and a nurse style hat. My painting is made in hopes of me getting into the nursing program this fall.

Rachel C.'s dreams come true!

I made the paintbrush out of a stick and some hay. The drawing is about me studying to get a job in a pharmacy, getting the job, and being happy about it.

Astar W. says it all!

This is suppose to be a picture of my classroom at work. The "T" shape is the kid's tables and the rest of the shapes are tables, cabinets, bookshelves, and the play area. I included the paintbrush in the picture and a shell which I also used.

Jordan L. makes a prehistoric tag!

Autumn L. Testifies!

Joseph T. presents!

After some thought, I eventually painted an image of my home and a tree on some leftover concrete pavers. I used a blunt stick combined with vegetable oil and some red mud that I was able to scavenge from my yard.

Emily K. Rocks reinvents cave painting (and dog treats!)

Sarah W. paints away!

Paintbrush and red clay/dirt "ink" mixture.... Flower petals for brush hair, a stick for the handle, tied with dead fern plant leaves

Rachel B.'s Short Story!

Mishell's bunny!

I used a stick with pine needles, some straw as my paintbrush as well as my finger :0) I mixed dirt from the back yard with a little maple syrup and ketchup, don't ask why the ketchup ended up in there, I thought it would give it a red look lol and my initial thought was to have my simple drawing colorful. (I did not have honey, since I used it in my hot tea last night to sooth my throat) I intended to draw our rabbit, since she has been the focus of our life lately, she was a rescue rabbit that ended up giving us 6 more rabbits and has consumed our life tending to the new mom in the winter.

Becca R. share a lovely story with us!

This is a picture of my family. I am now a wife and step mom. My painting shows that we are a family, but that my step son didnt grow in my stomach, but in my heart!

Ashley S.'s big adventure!

Samantha C.'s people

Robbie Morris and his kids make history!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Danielle T. shares!

Painting of German Shepherd painted with native red clay/olive oil mixture and burnt charcoal using German Shepherd fur paintbrush. This German Shepherd means a lot to me. I waited a long time to be able to have him, and he was worth the wait.

Jacquelyn T's fab art!

Okay, so I have done a lot of these throughout the past couple of years and they all come out very interesting but at the same time they look like duplicates. Which is quite frustrating. I have to admit though I love trying to cave paint! I recently starting hunting this year, I know many people are against it but if the meat is going to a good cause then I am okay with it and it was! I killed my first buck this year and I felt like a kid doing it; I took pictures, showed it to people and kept his horns for decoration. So, like the cave men I drew a picture of something that has happened recently in my life. This is my representation of it, not perfect but yet simply enough detail.

Tammy H.'s art work!

My Cave Art I chose to draw my family at the beach. That is our favorite place to go. I don’t know if you can really make out my painting, but the large things on either side of the rock is, palm trees my favorite kind of tree. My family is in the water playing. I said at the being I don’t have an artistic bone. I hope you can make out what my painting is about.

My H.'s painting!

It has been a freezing rainy week, so I have not had a chance to find a place where I could probably find many smooth rocks to paint on. However, luckily I found some nice rocks in the rest place near the library of PVCC. At first, I tried to find a thick stick and some needle leaves to make a brush. Unfortunately, I realized that it was too hard to paint with my flawed handmade paintbrush, so I just decided to do with an alternative way. I burned the small sticks to make charcoal and sketch an outline first. Then, I used the thick stick to calk the mixture of red mud and oil onto the sketch. It was cool that the oil made red mud stick on the rock nicely. I admit that my drawing skill is bad, so you probably have to imagine what I have drawn on the rocks, but I was glad that I could get it done. I think this activity is a cool experience to know how amazing the prehistoric people were; they made the great artwork with nature materials. 1. Man with mammoth