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Large Fishing painting on quartzite

Large Fishing painting on quartzite

Fish played a very important part in primitive man's life. Fish bones are abundantly found in the middens of paleolithic peoples. Images of fish appear in cave art from about 20,000 years ago. In this painting, I am imagining how early cave artists would have represented the mysterious salmon,  based on a carved relief from Les Eyzies, France.

I use the same earth-based pigments that cave artists used, with techniques as similar as possible. Paint is blown and hand-painted on to the stone, then I carve in to the surface to create fine details. Kept out of the elements, this stone painting could survive another 20,000 years!


This is a new larger version of a fishing design I've done for years. The painting measures 9" by 16". It is signed on the back to keep the illusion of being a fragment of ancient art, and has a hanging wire secured on the back. The stone comes with an information card which gives a brief story about the art and techniques.


  • About the stone...

    This stone is a California quartzite. It is a pearly silver and white with a bronze ripple along the bottom and subtle washes of gold. This stone is naturally weathered to a shape that fits the figures well.


    Happy customers are very important to me. I accept both returns and exchanges, return shipping paid by you.


    Your orders will be wrapped, boxed and shipped, normally within 2 days of receiving payment.
    • Domestic orders will be shipped via USPS Priority or Ground Mail unless otherwise specified.
    • International orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail unless otherwise specified.
    • If the final packing/shipping cost is less than my "free shipping" estimate I will refund the difference.
    • International customers are responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries.

    Check that the address I am shipping to is listed correctly, especially if it is a gift going to someone other than yourself. Please note if the painting is going to someone as a gift. I'm happy to include a free cave art gift note with your message.

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