"All of my paintings have been created in my Northamptonshire studio in oils on a rigid support. A grisaille underpainting was painted first in a traditional style before colour was added.
Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of my favourite movies and I’d 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.
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. For the finishing touch the temple floor was recreated clay and then painted."
-- Robin Springett