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11-07-2007, 05:33 PM
This is a painting (in oil) of the White House ruin at Canyon de Chelly, AZ. It is painted on a 35 pound slab of sandstone. I used sandstone as that is what the White House ruin is made from. It is 14" wide by 24" tall (at its widest points).
The quote at the bottom was borrowed from the "Broken Promises" series by Al. Hope you don't mind Al.
If you can't read the quote here it is:
"We have lived upon this land from days beyond history's records, far past any living memory, deep into the time of legend. The story of my people and the story of this place are one single story. We are always joined together"
C&C most welcome
11-08-2007, 07:55 AM
It's beautifully done, Dennis... Your work is so wonderfully detailed.
I'm curious about painting on sandstone. Did you have to seal it before painting? Does it mount on the wall or sit on a table?
11-08-2007, 08:46 AM
It was sealed with clear acrylic paint and I plan to hang it on a wall.
11-08-2007, 08:55 AM
absolutely in love with this! wow! really really nice! canyon de chelly--and all of "red rock country" is one of my favorite places on earth. and you "do" it so well!
11-08-2007, 09:23 AM
Thanks Ann - I plan to do some in Chaco canyon next spring/summer in your neck of the woods.
11-08-2007, 02:11 PM
Dennis, I don't mind at all, it really fits this piece. Besides the words of the grandfathers should be spoken over and over that they be remembered. What a wonderful piece this is. Great work!!!:thumbsup:
11-08-2007, 02:16 PM
What a perfect piece of sandstone for this or rather what a perfect painting for the stone. Well done and well spoken.
11-08-2007, 04:39 PM
Thanks for your kind words
11-09-2007, 02:40 PM
Dennis, I have painted on Sandstone before too. It is a wonderful support for paintings. I love the shape of this piece and the how you added the story at the bottom. You said this is 35 pounds. How do you intend to mount it on the wall?
11-09-2007, 07:02 PM
Charissa, I will drill two holes in the back and epoxy two eye bolts into them.
11-10-2007, 08:00 AM
Dennis, this is really nice, you've done a excellent job. The cliff dwellings are such a vital part of our country's heritage. Time moves fast and thank goodness these places have been preserved so that we have an opportunity to connect with the past.
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