The Yellow Fish
by Eric Whollem
earth paints and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist.
14" x 11"
Copyright by the artist.
A SIERRA NEVADA LANDSCAPE:
Rainpools Among the Granite Boulders
I painted this work in Feather Falls, California. I was living as a caretaker on an
old Maidu Indian rancheria. My Indian friend, Robert, was fond of carving in
soapstone. He gathered stones to carve "for his old age" around his house. Many
good carving stones could be found up towards Camp Eighteen and Fall River
One carving that I especially liked was one of a small fish. It had geometric
patterns and was very appealing. My own "portrait" of this fish is in the work
On the hillside out back were many huge granite boulders. The bedrock
was solid granite. After the rains small pools of collected rain water would
accumulate in hollows on the tops of the boulders.
This painting shows the house of the rains and the thunderpower.
Abstract art, mixed media painting, Feather Falls.