Stone Art Tools

I like to use local rocks for mark making, using earthen materials influences the paintings in a lovely way. This is gypsum from Russell County, KS.

The Promise of New Growth

 

This is the earth after a controlled burn of the prairie. Fire has cleared the land and removed old growth so the vast underground root system can flourish. At such times, nature reminds us of the great power of letting go of that which no longer serves us.

Burning the Prairie

This is a controlled burn of the Flint Hills at night, an annual event that clears the prairie for new growth and strengthens the grass.

The Perfect Mix

These are some of the natural materials I’m using this week. Orange oxide pigment, charcoal, blending wool, collected rainwater, sage smoke and prairie limestone.