'Le Duc de Besoin' 2013
16x20 in ~ Painting, Oil ~ Canvas
About this artwork: The artist uses natural inks stains and dyes that he makes himself out of herbs, spices, flowers, fruits and minerals as depicted in more detail in the artist's blog. Powdered pigment was used during a rainstorm then the painting slowly rotated to form natural striations and variation in color. Raw spices such as coffee, cherry, strawberry, orange, henna and raspberry were used to create this piece. There is actual plant and herb used in each painting to derive the colors in each of these paintings as a prime pigment for the paintings. Each piece is kept pristine by a special formula which coats and protects the piece, preventing aging and oxidation as long as the painting is kept out of direct sunlight. To see and learn more about how the artist uses natural inks stains and dyes that he makes himself out of herbs, spices, flowers, fruits and minerals; feel free to visit the artist's blog one can find it by simply using Google and searching 'Patrick Gorman Pettis Fine Art'