Thursday, November 30, 2017

Small Accessible Art



In the last post, I showed one photo with many of the rock art I had done in recent weeks. That photo elicited a lot of interest and questions and so I thought I would post some individual pieces of rock art and answer some of the questions:

First, as for rocks, I use a combination of found rocks from beaches and commercial rocks purchased from landscape shops. For creating art, I use a combination of inks, fluid acrylics and various types of  pens and brushes. Typically, each piece of art will take about 4-5 hours to complete. I use rocks of various sizes. The one below is about 3" x 2" and is placed in a deep square frame like a shadow box.


This one below was inspired by the cairns I saw at Cadillac mountain in Maine. I glued the painted rocks to create a stack and is about 4" tall.


Below are a few rocks painted with my favorite subject, birds.



 The ones below are rocks painted to emulate gems! These are smaller in size about (2.5") and to give them some heft, I mounted them on flat rock slabs. They make nice paperweights.



I love painting on these little substrates. The beauty of this art form is that you can make it as simple or as detailed as you want. They also make nice affordable art.

If you want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me.

You can view more of these at my Etsy shop. Starting from December 1, I am offering free domestic (US) shipping on all items in the shop.

Thanks for visiting. Linked to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting.

12 comments:

  1. I love the rock paintings, and the little cairn is wonderful. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are amazing! This is very delicate work, nicely done! Happy PPF

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your painted rocks are just exquisite!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. your work is so beautiful and creative!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are absolutely lovely!!! I would never have thought of painting rocks in this way, and you did a beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've painted a few rocks but I am still trying to perfect the method. Your's are amazing. Love the stacked ones.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I too especially like the cairn Indira. They're all wonderful and thank you for your talk about your process as well as the lovely photos :D)

    ReplyDelete
  8. They are like lovely little jewels.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow impressive work...such small details!! Especially love the birds!

    Peace Giggles

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are really beautiful! My favorites are the "gems". Have a wonderful Holiday season!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The Rocks are amazing. . .great forethought and interesting creativity. Blessings, Janet

    ReplyDelete