Cave Paintings

with Karlyn Holman

Cave Painting 1

Cave Painting 2

Lesson Description

This lesson is a fun and free interpretation of the work created by our ancestors. My first introduction entering a prehistoric cave was an unforgettable experience. I hope to visit many more caves and keep inspired to paint interpretations of this subject.

Start your interpretation by wetting the paper on both sides. Paint the darkest colors mainly on the top and bottom of the picture plane and save the center for lighter colors. Tip the paper a lot to suggest the wet walls of the cave. Draw in the symbols for your composition with a watercolor pencil, a watercolor crayon or a small brush. Add wax paper, salt, stamping and color sanding.

Materials List
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Watercolor crayons
  • 100-grit sandpaper
  • Wax paper
  • Gauze
  • Sprayer
  • Paper with symbols separated by specific cultures
  • Stamps
  • Salt

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