SOUTHWEST ART BY J. MCELROY

Pueblo Pottery

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Pueblo Pottery

I have begun producing still life paintings of Native American pottery, mostly of Anasazi pots which date back 1,200 years by the people who were the builders of such wonderful places as Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon. I have long been a student of the Anasazi people who occupied the 4 corners region of the United States. I found these paintings fun and exciting to do and I have developed some techniques which give these pots the aged look that you would expect to see when viewing these artifacts in a museum. Anasazi pottery run the gamut from basic utility vessels to fanciful and ceremonial with richly decorated geometric patterns and beautiful shapes, some shapes are in animal effigy form such as birds and turtles. What fun! I will be painting many of these in the years ahead.