Paintings of Sage Dancers & the Pink Petroglyph Rock

I’ve been working on this painting of a rock covered with petroglyphs for ages, and have had endless problems with it.

Naramata Sage & Petroglyph

This was the first version, all 4 x 3 feet of it, acrylic and handmade paper on masonite.
Sage and petroglyph painting 1st 'draft'This was an attempt to fix the painting in Photoshop. Sage & Petroglyph Painting in PhotoshopAt one point I gave up and started working on a smaller 24″ x 18″ painting of the sage in the background, hoping to glue some paper ‘rocks’ on top of it. But then the sage started dancing – it was out of my control. Putting anything on top of these lively characters just made the painting too busy.  Sage DancersI ended up running out and buying a new 24″ x 18″ wood cradle and trying yet again. And again the sage started dancing! By now I was running out of time for my big show so I didn’t finish it (be prepared for more sage dancers in the future). I bought yet another wood cradle and this is the painting I ended up with, no petroglyphs and the sage very subtle in the background. 24" x 18" sage painting with folded rocks and handmade paperAnd I finally finished the big 4′ x 3′ painting in the nick of time for this year’s Culture Crawl. Today (Tuesday) I framed it and tomorrow it goes up on the wall and hopefully all will be ready when the crawl starts this Thursday evening! So three paintings instead of one and more coming…sage painting with the pink rock

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