When my grandpa would go on his selling trips to Navajo Nation, he would at times trade with Navajo rug weavers. This painting reminds me of that past-time. A fond memory of my dear grandpa is brought to life in this artistic depiction of remembrance of his adventures he encountered during his selling trips to the Navajo Nation. This painting also shows the continuation of balance and peace, which is depicted with symbolic imagery of the spiral design and pottery spirit lines.
Oil and Cold Wax on Multi-media Board, Powder graphite, Ebony drawing pencil, Pastel Powder, Makers, Powdered marble.
Under layer is where lining is created, followed by texture/dimension, use of powdered marble for added texture, etching through paint to show underlying layers and lines.