Carlton’s Dream: Painting with Natural Pigments

What a happy moment it was yesterday when my friend Sean Wall bought me a painting I’d commissioned from him. What makes this painting extra special is that the painting was done with natural pigments he gathered in the wild (other than the white; I think that’s acrylic).

The painting is called “Carlton’s Dream,” because hard as he would try, he could not climb the barbed wire fence. He sure looks happy.

I’ve written about Sean before, so check this link to learn about the book he recently published. It has lots of his art, which is what I call hippie folk art, but I bet he has another name for it. I have a poster of one of the trees he painted, which will go in my office in Cameron, once it’s redecorated.

Paintings in progress.

I’m sharing some of his work-in-progress photos so you can see how he makes his paint, and enjoy some of the other paintings he did for people. I love the colors and how warm they are.

Here’s my painting with two others Sean did.

You can also see a video of how he makes his art, plus a lot more, on his business page, A Natural Place. He often hosts campouts and foraging expeditions to educate people about what’s around hmSean is gathering clients for another round of paintings, so feel free to contact him to get your name on the list!

Here’s the best photo I could get, because the frame is shiny. I think I’ll eventually frame it in an archival format to help prevent fading.

PS: Here’s a link to his book:
The Cycle of Foraging – A Book of Days: The Cycle of Foraging – A Book of Days

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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