Lynda Heines chose petroglyphs and a turquoise and orange color scheme. I wanted to stay away from the more well-known cave drawings. I did a search of Oregon Petroglyphs and came up with some unusual drawings. These are the photos I used:
I wanted some different sizes and line width to create more interest and these seemed to fit the bill. I played with them in photoshop and came up with these:
I made 3 thermofax screens and headed to the studio. I love how my print surface is looking after several months of Printed Fabric Bee printing!
I selected a beigish (made up word?) hand-dye for the background. I printed the eyes first using a light brown paint.
Next, I printed over that with the skeletal drawings, using turquoise.
Then I added the bug like creature using a brick red paint. Here is the 6 inch piece I did for the giveaway.