Have been playing with the pure minerals, and completely submerging the figurative elements. This is an intuitive and freeing process of working with the raw earth pigments to create even more depth and chaytoyancy. “Indigo” has pure indigo that I brought back from Aswan/Egypt, lapis, mica, gold.
Here is another painting with pure raw umber that I brought back from Italy, mica, gold, raw Sienna and the subtle under-painting with emerald green, sepia and hand-made Sumi ink. Thank you so much to everyone who showed up for the opening of PORTAL, it was a lovely evening and great to see everyone, old friends and new. Now the aspen leaves are golden, the weather is clear and beautiful here. Time to go for a hike in the mountains ~ Happy Autumn!!