Navajo Beauties #1463 by B.J. Billups
5x7 Oil on Porcelain and FRAMED
The Navajo People stand out from many other tribes, because often times they wear beautiful satin type dresses that are trimmed out with contrasting rick-rack.
This was created in oils on a fine porcelain sheet, by the same company that creates the extremely large and thick tiles that NASA uses on the outside of the Space Shuttle, for heat protection. These small, fine quality porcelains, however, they are made for circuit boards for computer controlled products.
They are extremely fine quality, and very durable. The oil that the images
are created with, is very stable, since the tiles are porous, thus
accepting the pigment into its surface, making a permanent binding.
The rich and intense quality of the colors in these creations have little to do
with the porcelain itself, but solely to the artists ability and vision.
It does take special handling of the pigment,
for once a color is placed on the porcelain,...