It Belongs in a Museum
Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of my favourite movies and I've known for a long time that I just had to create this painting. Filled with iconic props from the first Indiana Jones movie this painting gathers together our favourite adventurer's hat, whip, sand bag and of course the infamous Chachapoyan Golden Idol (it belongs in a museum).
Assembling the props
The Golden Idol is, to me, the very epitome of what treasure should be. Exotic, mysterious... shiney! I spent long hours researching, modelling, sanding and painting this prop.
The Whiskey label I downloaded from the RPF, the headpiece from the staff of Ra was 3D printed and the wooden bowl for the figs was hand turned especially for this painting.
Creating the painting
Working in my Northamptonshire studio Peaky Gin has been painted in oils on a rigid support. A grisaille underpainting was painted first in a traditional style before colour was added.