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.

Fresh Ash in Art-Making

I love to use natural materials in paintings so they carry the spirit of the land. I start with handmade stone texture and often apply charcoal/ash directly from a burnt twig or bark. I found local Eastern Red Cedar is malleable and works well.

Blending with Wool

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate organic material into paintings. Today, I’m using some beautiful wool from a biodynamic farm to blend soil and iron for an earth take on a new painting.