Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Rock Painting Oil
I took a boat ride on Amisk Lake to look at some rock paintings. The paintings were quite hard to find and frankly I was left wondering if they were the real McCoy, know what I mean? It's like looking at cloud patterns or other naturally occurring events, it is in the eye of the beholder. Leonardo da Vinci was a proponent of using these accidental images in his under paintings as a prominent part of the painting. I marvel at how these images appear in my paintings, maybe they are something that comes from the subconscious, bubbling up from down under like champagne.