Ochre at this site has been gathered for thousands of years by the Native tribes of the region. Iron oxide, found in clay giving ochre its color, is one of the most common minerals found on earth, and there is much evidence that yellow and red ochre pigment was used in prehistoric and ancient times by many different civilizations on different continents. Pieces of ochre engraved with abstract designs have been found at the site of the Blombos Cave in South Africa, dated to around 75,000 years ago.
The practice of ochre painting was prevalent in ancient Australia. Pleistocene burials with red ochre date as early as 40,000 BC and ochre played a role in expressing symbolic ideologies of the earliest arrivals to the continent.
In Wales, the paleolithic burial called the Red Lady of Paviland from its coating of red ochre has been dated to around 33,000 years before present. Paintings of animals made with red and yellow ochre pigments have been found in paleolithic sites at Pech Merle in France (ca. 25,000 years old), and the cave of Altamira in Spain (ca. 16,500–15,000 BC). The cave of Lascaux has an image of a horse coloured with yellow ochre estimated to be 17,300 years old.
Would you dare to peek over the edge of this peak? 🙈
Mount Rundle is one of the most distinctive looking mountains you will see while driving the Trans Canada Highway in Banff National Park. The mountain sits in between the towns of Banff and Canmore. This huge wedge-shaped mountain stretches over 12 kms and is covered in advanced hikes and scrambles and makes for some seriously epic views 🤙
If you are visiting Banff, don't forget to check out Canmore too! It has all the charm of Banff, but with a small town feel.
A couple of days ago I went out looking for our local Moose and came across a herd of elk. It had snowed the night before so there was a wonderful clear crispness to the air. In the east, the sun was rising and it was clear of clouds and in the west lay the dark storm from the night before. Photographing the elk was a lot of fun especially because the wildlife treat you very differently on foot and it is not easy to get into a good position quickly so one has to plan and try use whatever elements and cover there is to your advantage, even then the animal you are trying to photograph may simply just run away! I tried to keep the sun to my back as much as possible 1. So the light was photographically good and 2. The elk would be staring straight into it so I could get a little closer than if it were the other way around. The hardest part of this endeavor was the snow. Walking through the snow it was loud and very ungainly and made it really hard to be quiet and subtle. I could help but think how hard it must be for something like a mountain lion to sneak up on something in the snow, not easy at all!
Drinks Time!! Me and the hubby were having a very late lunch after a happy and tiring day at Rocky Mountain National Park on a summer day in 2017. We spotted a bunch of humming birds coming to take a drink at one of these water hanging thingies (lol)
I happened to have my camera with me and clicked about 200 photos at 300 mm from inside the restaurant while my food was getting cold on my table 😄
Pendant ce voyage, on a pas vu le soleil souvent, mais on a quand même vu beaucoup de faune!
Grizzly(❤️), Ours noir, Pygargue à tête Blanche, Wapitis, Cerfs, Coyotes, Chèvres de montagne et Mouflons d'Amérique!
"Dreamscape Mallorca 1-6," 2019, is featured in my museum catalogue from my most recent solo show, METAMORPHOSIS, held at the @yellowstoneartmuseum in Billings, MT. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Each piece is sized at 30 x 30 inches, for a full size of 60 x 90 inches. Book printed by @bookmobile_printing.
We hope you all enjoyed #KeepBritainSinging today with Rock Choir Leader Anthony Seaman! 🇬🇧 Tomorrow’s session is with Krisha Kaye and the song we will all be singing is ‘This Is Me’! You can find and prepare with your lyrics here: https://tinyurl.com/y9sbh7m5 or on fb.com/TheRockChoir.
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Good morning. Sharing some colour and. I hope it helps... thank you to @artbycheryl.nz for the long distance nudge to get back in the studio and @kpmortgage for pushing me to get the crazy colours out ☀️
17 523 hours ago
Feeling so trapped, need an escape to the mountains when all of this is over
Two years ago we drove to Banff and got to see this incredible place. Took us four days to get there, with every day of driving being at least 12 hours. Luckily I love driving! It’s an impressive place. Looking to go back at some point. But we’re not going to drive! That was crazy!