Sunday, September 23, 2012


Although I collected some good flat rocks to paint on, during our last trip, it's been a while since I actually got the paints out. Here are some of the things I did in AZ last winter


The one above is a chunk of palm tree and the one below is the center part of a palm frond.

I took a class in One Stroke Painting at a women's getaway one year, bought some brushes and paint and watched Donna Dewberry paint some stuff on TV and got brave. With one-stroke it's pretty easy - the paint does the work. On the other hand, I don't want everything to look alike. I got some books on "how to paint rocks" - can you believe they publish books on that stuff and then people like me buy them! Anyway, all the painted rocks in the books looked alike so I decided to try to paint something I would like. When I was in Yuma, I painted cactus.

The real charm in painting rocks is this: if you don't like it, you can always relocate back to the riverbank or seashore and walk away. Maybe someone will find it and be amazed or maybe not.