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.


  1. Hi Lynn, LOL, the comment on relocating. I do the same, sometimes to under our deck. Kendall came over and found my book on rock painting and found rocks and paint...she made some pretty good rabbit and owl pets...she relocated them to her house. I'm sure Jodi is thrilled

  2. Lynn.
    I'm an editor for Progressive Forage Grower, and I found your photo of the haying in Oregon. Near Burns, was it? I wondered if you have the original jpg file and would send it to me so I can use it in our magazine? I love the photo. If you're willing, email me at

    Thanks - from another Lynn (Lynn Jaynes)