Cave Painting

Contemporary Cave Have you ever wondered how fun it would be to create a cave painting?  I always wondered what primitive man used to create their art. The pigments were really a relaxing blend of what we use today, especially in modern art: rusty reds, browns and greys.

The materials I chose to create this piece were sponges, rags and brushes to make random rock surface patterns.

Making something look old is actually harder than one might think. There are many layers to this painting and the background was sponged and wiped off many times before achieving the look of cave rock.

This is art that tells a story about primitive man, the animals he lived with and what his life was like thousands of years ago.  History tells us there were even sightings of extra-terrestrials back then. I made my own story for this painting, hope you enjoy figuring it out!

The name for this artwork is: “Contemporary Cave” it measures 24 x 36″ and has 2″ gallery wrapped sides painted brown. This Modern Primitive Art is available in my ETSY STORE.

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