Salmon Stone Ornament
The design is my own composition based on paleolithic cave art of France. Burnt umber paint is airbrushed and hand-painted on to a beautiful piece of sandstone. Then I carve lines in to the surface for detail. The pigment is earth-based, so this painting could survive for 15,000 years, just like the first cave art. The sandstone color is overall gold and bronze with lots of silver mica surface shimmer.
About the stone...
This piece of sandstone has subtle bands of gold and dark cream with dark grey mineral "fossil plants" around the fish. The Ornament measures 4.5" x 2.875". The leather cord loop extends up another 4.875". Painting is on one side only. A D-wire hanger is attached on the back so you could use your own cord if you'd like. The ornament is wrapped in tissue inside a sheer gift bag with a brief card describing the art and techniques.