Remnants of Life

Remnants of Life


This small abstract on canvas is inspired by botanical fossils.  Featuring my unique sgraffito method, the textured surface of the piece has leaf motifs carved into the paint.  Daubs of paint scattered along the surface give the effect of rounded pebbles.  This whimsical, intuitive painting was inspired by the incredible conditions of the natural world that have left fossils for us to marvel at.  Title derived from Richard Leakey's quote: "For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment."


Colors include cobalt blue and peacock green with coral pink and tangerine orange accents. 


10" x 8" and 3/4" deep. The sides of the canvas are painted, signed on the front.

Materials are watercolors on stretched watercolor canvas. Finished with UV-resistant clear coat protectant.


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