What makes my cave art Genuine?

• I carefully select and prepare the stone for painting, just as cave artists did, looking for interesting color and shape in the stone. Also, I smooth the surface of the stone to prepare it for the paint, as some paleo artists did.

• I use the same pigments (in a modern base) as paleolithic artists used; red oxide, yellow ochre, black manganese, and raw umber.

• I use the same techniques that cave artists did: scraping or carving into the stone to create white lines (sgraffito), blowing paint (I use an airbrush rather than spitting paint out of my mouth), and dabbing in details (they used a piece of skin or wad of grass, I use a brush).

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