"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Friday, March 23, 2007

Cave Painting


Remember Miro??? Well...I sort of stalled out on that painting, and decided to move in a different direction. I chose, instead, to replicate a cave painting on fabric. The piece measures about 5.5" x 6.5", with the center painting a little less than 4x5. My inspiration is a detail of the cave paintings at Lascaux, France. I used Lumiere and Setacolor paints, and Shiva Paintsticks to build up texture on the fabric. I hand seed-stitched the background for texture. Click on the photo if you want to see it close up. I made three paintings - all the same - two to trade and one to keep. YAY!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michelle, this came out great. The (gasp) hand stitching was well worth it. Kathy H.

Joanna van said...

Michelle, this cave painting is amazing! I can't wait to see one in person...now tilt your head to the left and kiss your shoulder...now tilt your head to the right and kiss your other shoulder...well done!

Michelle said...

Thanks, Kathy & Joanna. I appreciate the compliments! I'm proud of these.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the seed stitch idea -C