First Dog Stone Ornament
This painting is a design of my own inspired by rock art from Spain. Dogs were first domesticated and show up in rock art around 10,000 years ago.
The light-fast black paint is blown and hand-painted onto the stone; the dog’s light color is created by scraping the stone (sgraffito), recreating in miniature the art techniques of the first artists. With care this ornament will last another 10,000 years!
Smaller versions of my wall hanging stones, these are sized to fit on a tree, window shade pull, lamp base, you name it. They are painted on the front only, with a "d"-ring attached to the back and a leather cord included. It is signed on the back to keep up the illusion of being a lost fragment of prehistoric art.
Airbrush, hand painting and carving on slate.
About the stone...
This stone is a beautiful slate with rich gold and sunrise red colors. There is dark grey mineralization along 3 edges of the ornament that makes it look like the dog is running through ferns. This ornament measures 3.5" wide by 3" high with a leather cord that extends up another 5".