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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kinoite and Apophyllite, Christmas Mine, Arizona

Blue kinoite and colourless apophyllite-(KOH) from the Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona. The largest apophyllite crystal is only about 0.8mm across. Water mixable oils on black card.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Brookite, Pakistan...

Brookite on quartz, Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan final. Water mixable oils on black card.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Calcite on Wulfenite, Tiger, Arizona

Calcite on wulfenite with mimetite, Tiger, Arizona.

Water-mixable oils on black card. Only two pigments used.



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rhodochrosite, Sweet Home Mine, Colorado...

Rhodochrosite with quartz and tetrahedrite from the Sweet Home Mine, Pincushion II pocket, Alma, Colorado. Original specimen is 9.6x6.2x4.2 cm. Water-mixable oil on black card.

Painting not for sale.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Amazonite and Smoky Quartz, Colorado

Painted over two nights, a second Colorado amazonite and smoky quartz. This one is from the same mine as the previous one posted (Smoky Hawk claim, Crystal Peak area, Teller Co., Colorado, USA), but the amazonite is much bluer and the smoky quartz brown rather than black. Interesting how the two forms can occur so close to one another. Rob Lavinsky specimen, painted with permission. Water-mixable oil on black card.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Paratacamite on Natrolite, Flinders, Victoria...

Paratacamite on natrolite, Cairn's Bay, Flinders, Victoria. Water-mixable oil on black card.

The original painting has found a new home.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fluorite, Canada...

In recognition of this year's theme for Tucson, I offer up a Canadian fluorite. Water-mixable oils on black card. Finished over two nights. I have re-photographed it in daylight. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tourmaline from Brazil...

Elbaite from Pederneira claim, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Water mixable oils on black card... 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Native Silver, Germany

Native Silver, Himmelsfürst Mine, Erzgebirge, Germany. Kevin Ward specimen on sale at Tucson, 2012. Water mixable oils on black card.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Amazonite and Smoky Quartz, Colorado...

My second painting for 2013. The colour in the photo doesn't quite match the actual painting. I will have to retake the photo in daylight later. Smoky Quartz and Microcline var. Amazonite from Smoky Hawk Mine, Jewel Pocket, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado. Based on a John Betts Fine Minerals photo, used with permission. Water-mixable oil on black card. Width of painted area is about 18.5cm. 

The original painting has found a new home.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vesuvianite, Switzerland...

First painting for 2013. This particular image is being painted by at least two other mineral artists. You can see my progress pictures, the original image, and (when they are done) the other artists' works, here.