Sunday, January 20, 2013
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.
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.
Friday, January 18, 2013
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.
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