"Artifacts" by Jim Carpenter, Acrylic on Paper
Day 21 Painting #18 in the 30 in 30 Challenge
I don't often paint with metallic paints, but I loved the neutral palette and the faded ancient look of these figures. They reminded me of the iconic images one might see in a painting in a sacred space. And so I got out the liquid gold acrylic and let it flow around the images.
A recurring theme in my paintings is the un-covering or dis-covering of a painting done long ago, the image faded but the mark and the care of the artist still discernible. To me it speaks of the longevity of art, the images that persevere through time, the traces we all leave behind.