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Artwork description:

Onyx Bay - black clay from San Francisco, CA
Boreal Dusk - grey clay from Ottawa, Canada
Cachticka Pani - beige clay from Slovakia
Cotton Silver - white clay from Oxford, MS
Sneezeweed Gold bright yellow clay from Red Mountain Pass, CO
Crimson Pass - dark yellow clay from Red Mountain Pass, CO
Faulkner Summer - light yellow clay from Oxford, MS
... on canvas

While it’s exciting it’s also bittersweet as I will never see them in person. I paint aspen as cathedrals because being and living in their presence they remind me of European cathedrals. I was raised as an atheist but cathedrals always captivated me same way as aspen do ... there was/is something there.

These are painted with the earth they grow in - the idea of rising from the earth and above; very same way cathedrals were meant to be ...

Clay painting is a technique that I invented; initially it was a lucky accident but then it grew from there. Clay painting or painting with pigments is one of the oldest and really first technique that a man used to express himself creatively - Cave painting comes to mind. I basically take this approach but modernize it and deliver it on canvas or water color paper.

My ‘paint’ is clay and I dig it up from the ground on my travels and hikes. Colors are dependent on the geography of the area I am in. I have a small shovel or a spoon or sometimes scoop it up by hand into ziplock or other containers for transfer to my studio where I clean it from sticks rocks and other impurities. To paint with it - I just add water and paint. I don’t add other color or pigments to my process.

Painting with clay is similar to fresco painting. Clay dries up really fast on the surface so I have to work fast and on a small surface area (almost like stippling). It is also semi permanent mark; clay shrinks when it dries and in the process it grips the surface it’s on. Painting over it is ineffective as two clays binding together either mix resulting in a different color or the top one chips away.

The archiving quality of this technique is as solid as Cave art. Clay does not fade in the light and as touched on before it grips the surface where the only way to get it out is with an electric sander.

Materials used:

clay, charcoal

Tags:

#forest painting  #tree painting  #nature painting  #earthy tones  #nature art  #forest art  #custom painting  #aspen tree paintings  #aspen painting  #aspen tree colorado  #aspen grove  #origianl art  #original tree painting 

Up Above (2019)

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