| Wukoki Tower |
Watercolor on archival paper, 7" x 5"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
| I loved exploring the high plateau country of northern Arizona. Wukoki Ruin is about 30 miles north of Flagstaff. It is settled amidst a vast, undulating plain cut by meandering dry washes. Built sometime in the 12th century by ancestral Puebloan people, the stone and mud walls look more grown than constructed-rising up out of a base of huge natural sandstone boulders. What an amazing place. |
This could be a family portrait. There's something sacred about this composition... maybe it's the viewpoint.
this one is beautiful...
Thanks, Suzanne. I'm pleased that the painting evokes those thoughts.
Very nice view, I agree
Oh btw could I ask, what's a "gessoed" hardboard ?
Thanks, Doudy. True gesso was commonly used by artists of the Renaissance era as a ground, or basecoat for the wood panels they painted on. It is a mixture of chalk or whiting and an animal hide glue, usually rabbitskin.
The "gesso" usually used today is a high-grade flat acrylic paint. It is used for the same purpose, as a ground for painting on. Hardboard is made up of finely granulated wood fibers pressed under great pressure into panels, usually 1/8" or 1/4" thick. Masonite is a well-known brand name.
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