Petunia is a sweet bearded dragon, a reptile native to Australia but often kept as a pet. It is painted in pigments as old as the fossils or older. All pigments used in this painting are lightfast earth pigments from rocks. All rocks were sustainably gathered here on our property in Madison county, Arkansas, or gathered by hand from nearby creeks or King’s river banks. I make all of the paints I use in my art, and all colors are local to this area.
The sources I used for this reptile painting include yellow sandstone, red sandstone, black stone of some sort (most likely bituminous coal), shale, and bone.
Click here to see the process from start to finish for painting this cute little non-Ozark creature.