The Catroglyphs of China Lake is a drawing with an archeological cat theme. It is another in the series after The Temple of Bast and Caves of Catamira. In this case, a kitty is contemplating glyphs carved into the rocks near China Lake in California (there really are glyphs at China Lake, though not carved by cats). Here the kitty is climbing to contemplate symbols of the game animals hunted by ancient cats in the area.
The original drawing is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on 2-ply Bristol vellum.
The Catroglyphs of China Lake was done in 2010. The drawing is signed and has been sprayed with a clear matte fixative for protection. Colored pencil drawings are generally fairly durable, though I would not recommend touching the surface of the drawing any more than necessary.
This drawing is mounted in a 16″ x 20″ archival mat with backing board. All of my art pieces are matted to standard frame sizes for ease of framing.
I cut my own mats. The mat colors may vary depending on what I have in stock but I always pick something that compliments the artwork. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send me a note and I will try to accommodate you. For The Catroglyphs of China Lake I used a double mat, with an inner border color and a different outer color. Sometimes I use the same color for both the inner and outer mats. This creates a different but equally appealing look. The drawing itself is about 11″ x 14″ which leaves an approximate 2.5″ border on the sides and 3″ on the bottom.
This piece is protected by a clear plastic archival bag that guards against moisture and minor scratches. I recommend leaving the art inside the bag until it is transferred to a frame.
Note: The URL and copyright watermark are not part of the image.