Friday, April 12, 2013

"Feeling Inclined"

It seems that just when I should be the busiest I have hat a bit of artists block!!  Doh! 

Anyways still forcing myself to plug along.

There were several times I wanted to give up on this guy, but pushed through and am pretty happy with how it turned out (though still might tweak a few things here and there).  The rocks and grass and brush took FOREVER!

Story behind the Art: My friend Kim and I were hiking near Dubois, WY last fall looking at some really cool Native American Pictographs in the stone when this guy stood up on a distant ridge line. When he looked up the hill and the sun illuminated his face I was glad I was ready with my camera. I chose to include small pictographs in the shadow part of the rock as sort of a tribute. Sorry for blurry photo - it is raining outside.

"Feeling Inclined" - 18"x24" - Scratchbaord and Ink

Close up look at pictograph rocks in thadow section of the board


Kelly Singleton said...

Hi Cathy, beautiful piece! I've actually seen some of the pictographs in Dubois.

BTW, I just gave you the Liebster Blog Award. Please see my blog:
Best, Kelly

Linda said...

I had a chance to see this in the Bennington, Vt show. IT is amazing. I was very disappointed it didn't make it to the ASDM show this month in Tucson. Seemed only right since you will be teaching here in March. I look forward to meeting you and being in your class.