Rock painting – the craze going around at the moment where people paint rocks and leave them for others to find. I saw it on Facebook and thought that it is a really great idea.
I must admit it is fun to find lovely rocks when I am out walking the dogs.
Most of all though it took me back to my childhood when I would sit with my mum for hours painting rocks, we would then seal them and place them around the garden. It was lovely seeing them as I walked around the garden and great fun to do.
My Rock Painting Attempts
First Attempt – Very Basic
So here just for fun is the first set I had a go at with my acrylic pens. They look better varnished, but really do not photograph well if I varnished first.
As you can see they weren’t brilliant, but it was fun. I found that the acrylic pens are quite dull in teh coloring. Not as rich and deep as the actual paints.
Attempt 2 – A bit More Detail
So my paints have arrived, it’s time try a bit more detail.
Not going to win artist of the year for these but still they look quite cute on my side.
Attempt 3 – Silly Little Faces
Now I thought ok, let’s just paint some silly little face people.
I think these are quite effective really, they look nice bunched up together on my shelf.
Attempt 5 – Flower Pattern
These really are quite addictive. Once you paint one you just want to paint more. So I tried a flower pattern next and this is how it turned out.
Next Up – Time to try a Scene
I thought OK it’s time to try a bit of an image, so I looked for a simple one and came up with a cat in front of the moon. I think it turned out quite nice really and it just shows how quickly you can improve. I’m not a brilliant artist yet, but I’m improving. Most of all though I’ve been having fun.
Latest – Toadstool
This is my latest stone so far. I rather like this one.
Rock painting is an easy, fun way to get started with art. You can paint them for yourself to decorate your garden. Or you could join in on the fun, paint your rocks and leave them for people to and join the rock painting groups on Facebook.
Whatever you decide…….