Today, my hubby took an opal dinosaur in his lunchbag.
Doodlewash prompt ‘Rainbow’. An opal has a rainbow of colors so I’m claiming this for the prompt!
With Australia in the news, all sorts of odd trivia is popping up. I discovered that fossilization and opalization occur under similar circumstances, and that in some areas (such as Lightning Ridge, Australia) fossils are found that are partially opalized. Including dinosaur fossils!
The opalization tends to occur in gaps where the fossilization misses, so you won’t find whole dinosaurs (or shells or wood, etc) that are totally opalized, especially not to the extent that I’ve painted mine. But once I discovered that this happens, I had to paint a fully opalized dinosaur skull – that’s where imagination exceeds reality!
Sad to think that many of these fossils may be destroyed in the fires – another tragedy among tragedies.