mine pigment drawings, 2006
Butte mine pigments in oil on gessoed paper, 23" x 31"
Paintings made on primed heavyweight rag paper, 23" x 31" each, using iron oxide pigments collected from Butte Mine waste-rock. The pigments were mulled in oil then tubed. Returning to the source of the pigments, these paintings were made en plein aire in the waste-rock expanse of the mine.